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University of Colorado Denver

Department: Anthropology

Job Title: Instructor

Position #: 00626082 – Requisition #:33892

Job Summary:

The Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver at CU Denver is seeking a part-time (60%) instructor in the fields of Biological Anthropology and/or Archaeology. This position will teach 5 courses per year and will have 10% of their time assigned to service.

We seek candidates who can teach core undergraduate courses (both in-person and online) including Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Human Evolution, Introduction to Archaeology, and World Prehistory, and possibly upper-division electives in the fields of Biological Anthropology and/or Archaeology. Ability to teach in both subfields a plus, as is ability to teach courses in cultural anthropology. The instructor will join a dynamic department with a terminal MA program and a commitment to directing graduate students.

As a rostered member of our faculty, the instructor will be eligible to direct undergraduate student Honors theses and MA student theses as desired. Service responsibilities may include: serving as the department’s Director of the Undergraduate Program, serving as Co-Coordinator of the department’s Alumni Mentorship Program, directing student theses and projects, and others in consultation with the department Chair.

Key Responsibilities:

· Teaching 5 classes a year, including core undergraduate classes in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology and possibly upper-division electives in the fields of Biological Anthropology and/or Archaeology;

· Serving as Co-Coordinator of the Anthropology Department’s Alumni Mentorship Program or Director of the Undergraduate Program;

· Directing Undergraduate Honors Theses and possibly MA theses

Why Join Us:

The University of Colorado Denver is the state’s premier public urban research university and equity-serving institution. Globally connected and locally invested, CU Denver partners with future-focused learners and communities to design accessible, relevant, transformative educational experiences for every stage of life and career. Across eight schools and colleges in the heart of downtown Denver, our leading faculty inspires and works alongside students to solve complex challenges through boundary-breaking innovation and impactful research and creative work. As part of the state’s largest university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with 2,000 employees and annual economic impact of more than $800 million. For more information, visit .

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: .


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

· Master’s degree in Anthropology with a specialization in Biological Anthropology and/or Archaeology.

Preferred Qualifications:

· PhD in Anthropology or related field, with a specialization in Biological Anthropology and/or Archaeology.Wha

· Prior teaching experience.

· Prior professional experience in Cultural Resource Management firms and museums.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Capacity to teach courses in both Biological Anthropology and Archaeology.

· Willingness to direct MA theses in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology a plus.

· Ability to teach online if required.

· Facility with online course management platforms such as Canvas.

· Experience/interest in using engaged/experiential learning methods to reach a highly diverse undergraduate student population with many first-generation students.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position

2. Curriculum vitae / Resume

3. At least three references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

4. Teaching Evaluations

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

Questions should be directed to: Sulastri Carr,

Screening of Applications Begins:

Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by July 1, 2024. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The hiring rate (or budgeted rate) for this position has been established at $1,559 per credit hour (lower division), $1,645 per credit hour (upper division and New Directions courses), or $1,808 per credit hour (graduate level). The instructor will receive 10% of their salary for their service work.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at ​.

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting diverse faculty and staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equity in education and employment.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado Denver strives to maintain a safe and productive educational, clinical, research and employment environment. All prospective employees and current employees must, therefore, consent to and pass background checks prior to any final appointment/employment..

Vaccination Statement:

As of 7/1/2023, The University of Colorado recommends employees be fully vaccinated from the COVID-19, but is not required. COVID recommendations and information can be found at:

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