Biological Anthropologist Tenure Track Faculty - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Behavioral Science at Metropolitan State College of Denver is currently seeking to fill a tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology with a specialty in Paleoanthropology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in biological anthropology, osteology, and human evolution, a general anthropological methods course, and advanced and specialized courses in her/his area of expertise. The position requires teaching day and evening classes - 12 hours per semester (4 courses), student advising, professional development and service. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population.
Teaching, advising (which is part of teaching), scholarly activities, and service to the department, school, college and community are responsibilities associated with this position.

Teaching constitutes the main responsibility for this position, and it involves activities that impart knowledge and critical thinking skills to students. It includes the requirement that the candidate demonstrate content expertise, instructional design ability, satisfactory instructional delivery and student ratings of instructor (SRIs), conducting curricular review and program review, and instituting the use of new technology, as appropriate. For this position, teaching will include introductory courses in biological anthropology, human osteology, human evolution, a general anthropological methods course, and advanced courses in the candidate's area of expertise - 12 hours per semester (4 courses). Advising is part of teaching and involves activities specifically directed to assist the student in choosing career options, choosing a degree program, successfully completing his or her degree, obtaining employment or graduate school placement, and keeping informed of College policies.

Scholarly activities include activities that bring enrichment to the faculty member and the profession and results in new material that can be presented to students, as well as new skills which benefit the College community and are related to the faculty member's assigned responsibilities. It may include investigative work or research; infusion of isolated facts with meaning and perspective; making connections across disciplines; placing the specialized in broad context; making knowledge broadly accessible; the solving of problems through the use of scholarly expertise, pedagogical research, creative exploration and production; and methods for the transformation and extension of knowledge, so long as such activities enhance the faculty member's teaching and/or the faculty member's ability to perform his or her assigned responsibilities.

Service involves contributions to the improvement of the welfare of the College at any level, and typically unpaid public service to the community or professional organizations which benefits the College.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Anthropology conferred no later than June 1, 2012

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Anthropology with an emphasis in Paleoanthropology. Quality college teaching experience and/or quality field experience are additional preferred qualifications as is experience recruiting or retaining or working with underrepresented students.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

IMPORTANT: All applicants are required to include the following in their application:

1) The letters of reference as included under Required Applicant Documents should be recent (within the last 1 year);

2) The cover letter as referenced above, under Required Applicant Documents, should address all aspects of the position description as well as teaching and professional interests;

3) The transcript copies, as referenced under Required Applicant Documents, should include ALL post-secondary education transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable; finalists will need to provide official transcripts);

4) Please provide the most recent student evaluations for a complete semester for review, and/or three (3) most recent references with whom the candidate has worked in the field;

5) Please submit sample syllabi for up to three courses the candidate has taught, or might teach, including samples for one course in introductory biological anthropology and one advanced course in paleoanthropology.

6) ABD candidates are required to submit a letter from the Chair of their Defense Committee stating that they are on track to have their degree conferred by June 1, 2012.

NOTE: Anything that cannot be uploaded electronically should be emailed, mailed, or faxed to:
Address: MSCD, Attn: Jim Blanchette,
Sociology, Anthropology & Beh Science,
Campus Box 28, PO Box 173362,
Denver, Colorado 80217-3362;
Fax: 303-556-5360.

PLEASE NOTE that the application deadline is December 15, 2011. Application materials will not be accepted after this date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Keyword Phrases

  • Biological Anthropologist Tenure Track Faculty
  • Anthropology
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelor's and master's degrees
  • Biology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 12/15/2011