Submitted: 3 March 2022
Department: Anthropology
Institution: Hunter College, CUNY
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 4 April 2022
Application email: [email protected]
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The Department of Anthropology ( at Hunter College, City University of New York, seeks to hire two Lecturers in Biological Anthropology. Primary roles will include teaching introductory Biological Anthropology courses or leading multi-section introductory labs, and teaching upper-level undergraduate seminars. The ability to teach Human Biology (including Human Anatomy and related topics) is preferred for one of these positions, though not required. For each position specialization is open—we seek to hire dedicated teachers with excellent knowledge in their subject and a commitment to teaching students from diverse backgrounds, whose interests will complement and reinforce the Department’s strengths.

These positions are full-time appointments with a renewable contract and eligibility for a Certificate of Continuous Service after five years. Each position has a teaching load of 24 teaching credits per academic year (4/4 teaching load, or four 3-credit classes per semester), and includes an expectation of service on programmatic, departmental, divisional, and college committees. Student advising duties, if any, will count toward the teaching load. Some evening or weekend responsibilities may be required.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.

QUALIFICATIONS One of these positions will be a Doctoral Lecturer and the other may be a Lecturer or Doctoral Lecturer. Ph.D. degree in Biological Anthropology or related field is required for appointment as Doctoral Lecturer. Candidates without a PhD will be considered for appointment as Lecturer, for which a BA is required and a research-based MA strongly preferred.

The preferred candidates will have experience teaching undergraduate courses in Biological Anthropology, especially introductory courses, as well as experience in a college setting with diverse communities. We also seek candidates who can provide leadership in curricular initiatives, implement innovative teaching methods, and participate in program assessment, while pursuing service, public communication, or scholarship to advance learning in Biological Anthropology. Candidates must have an interest in working in a multicultural, urban higher education setting.

COMPENSATION Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience within the range of title/s (Lect.: $51,021-$91,027; Doc. Lect.: $55,677-$96,351).

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 23825. Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

A complete application will include 1) a 2-3 page cover letter that describes your training in Biological Anthropology, experience with and approach to teaching, and your interest in undergraduate education; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a teaching portfolio that includes a sample syllabus for a relevant class, a description of how your teaching helps advance diversity in undergraduate education, and quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations, if available; and 4) the names and contact information of three references familiar with your teaching and scholarship (please provide both email and postal addresses for referees).

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document (PDF format preferred) under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç).

CLOSING DATE Applicants seeking full consideration should apply no later than April 4, 2022. Review will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the positions are filled. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if a position remains open after initial round. Questions about this search may be directed to Leo Coleman at [email protected].

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