Faculty, Assistant Professor - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This professional position requires teaching and advanced research in anthropology, as well as service to department, university, the field and community. The standard teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a doctorate from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Normally will have produced creative work, professional writing or research in refereed and other professional journals. Must have experience assessing student learning capabilities and learning styles and understand how to develop curriculum of assigned courses.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching anthropology successfully at a university level, successful completion of anthropological research, ability in anthropological writing, demonstrable collegiality.


Knowledge of an anthropological sub discipline (social-cultural, biological, archeology, linguistics, or folklore), specialization in a set of important topics within the sub discipline as well as within a geographical area of anthropological interest.


Professional skills in teaching, research, and writing.


Ability to create and prepare courses in anthropology;
Ability to teach effectively;
Ability to write professional level articles in anthropology;
Ability to work with faculty, students and communities;
Ability to work independently;
Ability to contribute to development of an anthropology curriculum;
Ability to translate the universities core values and mission into professional activites.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

The Behavioral Science Department, Anthropology Program, of Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor that demonstrate a commitment to quality undergraduate teaching and a strong program of research within anthropology.
Although candidates with a Ph.D. in anthropology are preferred, advanced ABD candidates will be considered. Subdiscipline, topics, and geographical focus are open.
UVU’s anthropology program participates in a multidisciplinary department as part of an undergraduate institution committed to quality teaching and engaged learning. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a relatively new program that already has a strong track-record of student success.
Applications include a cover letter, research and teaching statements, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three referees.
Full consideration will be given to applications received before January 5, 2015.

Application consists of a Cover Letter, a Statement of Research (Other Document #1), a Statement of Teaching Experience and Philosophy, a C.V., and a list of three referees.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter