The Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota occasionally needs teaching specialists or lecturers to teach courses that cannot be staffed by regular faculty or graduate students. Openings of this kind sometime occur for teaching evening and summer session, as well as day courses and courses offered through Independent and Distance Learning. The courses are primarily introductory or survey courses. Course topics may include but are not limited to: Understanding Cultures, Cultural Anthropology, and Human Evolution. These positions are temporary and part-time.
This does not constitute a posting for vacancies, but establishes a pool of applicants should openings occur during the 2021/22 academic year, including summer 2022. Applicants will be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis through academic year. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
Teaching specialists and lecturers will be expected to teach undergraduate or graduate students in assigned course(s), hold office hours to assist and advise students, and participate in relevant departmental meetings.
Minimum qualifications: B.A. in Anthropology or related field, with a least one year of teaching experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred qualifications: M.A. or Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field, and three years of college-level teaching experience. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge and/or training in the University of Minnesota teaching methodology. Must be capable of delivery high-quality instruction to a diverse student body.
Applicants with a B.A. or M.A. will be appointed at the Teaching Specialist level; those with a Ph.D. will be appointed at the Lecturer level.
Internal Number: 341076
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