Anthropology Instructor


Teach lower division lecture and laboratory courses in physical anthropology; paleoanthropology, and forensic anthropology; participate in the development of anthropology curriculum, student field work, and anthropology club advisement; maintain academic and technological currency in physical anthropology; teach evening classes as needed;, academic and career advisement, and staff development programs; perform peer reviews; serve as an active committee member in college, departmental, and student organizations; and maintain office hours; and maintain currency in subject matter and instructional techniques; academic and career advisement, staff development programs, and college, departmental, and faculty organization activities.


Master’s degree in anthropology or archaeology or Bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Master’s in biological sciences, forensic sciences, genetics, paleontology OR the equivalent* OR possession of an appropriate valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the specified subject area(s).


PhD in anthropology with a specialization in paleoanthropology or skeletal biology; demonstrated experience in teaching college level physical anthropology lecture and laboratory courses; interest in active research program that can incorporate student participation; evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the issues surrounding globalization, environmental sustainability, the socio-economic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the community college student population including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.

*The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.


Salary: $48,221 – $117,632
(based upon academic preparation and teaching experience)


• A completed District application
• A cover letter which outlines education and experience relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the position
• A detailed resume of professional experience
• Two (2) letters of reference (sent via our on-line application system)
• Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcripts
• Equal Opportunity Survey – optional

All applications and materials must be received by: January 16, 2015.