Submitted: 14 April 2020
Department: Anthropology
Institution: Appalachian State University
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 1 August 2020
Application email: [email protected]
Application URL:

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer position in Biological Anthropology to begin August 1, 2020. The successful candidate will teach a 4-course load equivalency per semester. In the Fall, they will teach one section of ANT 2230 Biological Anthropology (introduction to the discipline for majors) and 4 two-hour lab sections held in conjunction with the General Education course ANT 1430: Our Primate Heritage. These lab sections are offered on the same day, once a week. 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. For the Spring, the successful candidate will teach ANT 2230 Biological Anthropology, ANT 3300 Human Osteology, and ANT 4330 Bioarchaeology in addition to a specialty course of their choosing that meets student needs.

Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program (having completed 18 hours) or hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology by the position start date. While all applications will be considered, individuals specializing in Bioarchaeology or Paleopathology are encouraged to apply and the geographical interest area is open.

Applicants must provide: (1) letter of application including information about relevant research and teaching goals and experience; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; (3) evidence of teaching and scholarship effectiveness; and (4) a statement on their experience and commitment to diversity. All materials should be sent electronically in a single PDF file to [email protected]. Review of all applications will begin after a priority deadline of May 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University is the largest undergraduate-only department of anthropology in the United States with 13 tenure-track faculty and nearly 200 majors (50 specializing in biological anthropology). Our very strong current faculty expertise, research clusters, facilities, curriculum, and field school programs are described on our website (

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution. We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or [email protected].

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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