Employment Opportunities

Position Announcement: Lab Instructor

Department of Anthropology
Appalachian State University

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure-track lab instructor position in Biological Anthropology to begin January, 2020. The lab instructor is responsible for overseeing lab sections that are held in conjunction with the General Education Course ANT 1430: Our Primate Heritage. 3 two-hour lab sections are offered once per week (scheduled on same day). Duties include setting up and breaking down the lab materials, administering on-site lab activities, grading the resulting lab submissions, and providing instructional support for students enrolled in the lab sections. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program (having completed 18 hours) or hold the M.A./Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, or Geology by the position start date. This position is renewable on a semester by semester basis.

Applicants must provide: (1) letter of application including information about relevant teaching experiences; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; and (3) one set of teaching evaluations (that might include evaluations for a course for which the applicant was a teaching assistant). All materials should be sent electronically in a single PDF file to smithtj2@appstate.edu. Review of all applications will begin October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University, located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, is a highly ranked master’s comprehensive university and part of the 16 campus University of North Carolina system. With nearly 19,000 students, Appalachian State strives to maintain its reputation for excellence in teaching, while continuing to enhance its research reputation. Additional information about the university and the surrounding area is located at www.appstate.edu. The anthropology department has 13 tenure-track faculty and nearly 200 majors, 45 specializing in biological anthropology. Our current faculty expertise, research clusters, facilities, curriculum, and field school programs are described on our website (https://anthro.appstate.edu/).

Appalachian State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, ASU strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities or other special needs may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Timothy J. Smith, smithtj2@appstate.edu. In addition, applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Smith regarding any questions about the position. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the university’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.