Biological Anthropologist Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I) - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217


United States
(F00216)

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology of Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in biological anthropology beginning August 2015. We seek a biological anthropologist with a specialty in bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology.

Duties/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in introductory biological anthropology, osteology, bioarchaeology/ paleopathology, forensic anthropology, and specialized courses in her/his area of expertise. The position requires teaching 12 credit hours per semester (4 courses) at the annual academic year load of 24 semester credit hours or the equivalent, day, evening, and weekend, as needed unless they receive reassigned time to engage in other activities. Teaching involves activities that impart knowledge and critical thinking skills to students. It includes preparing for and conducting courses assigned, assessing student progress, curriculum development and revision, and staying current in the discipline. It also involves the use of new technology as appropriate. Advising is also part of teaching requirements 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 University policies. The position also requires ongoing involvement in scholarly activities, and service to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

Required Qualifications

PhD in Anthropology with a specialization in bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology must be completed no later than June 1, 2015.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates should be able to demonstrate quality teaching experience in bioarchaeology/paleopathology, forensic anthropology, and general biological anthropology. Quality experience in bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology field work and/or laboratory analysis and a willingness to involve undergraduate students in field/lab projects are additional preferred qualifications. MSU Denver has an established Human Identification Lab that would provide the successful candidate with immediate opportunities for local research in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.
The successful candidate must also have the ability to work with an historically underrepresented, first generation, diverse student population at a large urban academic institution and a demonstrated commitment to improve their access to higher education.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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

Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit:
1) a cover letter summarizing teaching and professional interests,
2) a current curriculum vitae,
3) copies of all post-secondary transcripts, and
4) names and contact information for at least three current references.

Applicants with teaching experience should also submit the following preferred materials: 1) student evaluations and peer evaluations (if available)(please use submit this under other document) and 2) sample syllabi (please submit this under writing sample.) Candidates who have passed the initial screening will be asked to submit letters of recommendation.

Review of materials will begin on December 1, 2014. Materials received by this date will receive full consideration. Application materials must be submitted electronically via the online application system: www.msudenverjobs.com.

If you are unable to attach copies of transcripts at the time of application you will need to submit them via e-mail, fax, or mail.
E-mail:blanchej@msudenver.edu
Fax:303-556-5360
Mail: Search F 477
Mr. Jim Blanchette,
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Metropolitan State University of Denver,
P.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 28,
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Inquiries may be directed to Mr. Jim Blanchette, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Metropolitan State University of Denver, P.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 28, Denver, CO 80217-3362 (blanchej@msudenver.edu).

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Official Transcripts will be required of the applicant selected for hire.

Keyword Phrases

  • SOAN - ANT
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Anthropology
  • bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
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