Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Anthropology (ANTH 7L) Biological Anthropology Lab

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7091510 (Ref.No. 2760496)
Posted: January 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Dec 13, 2021
Deadline: Jan 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


The Department of Anthropology at Saint Mary's College seeks to hire a per-course adjunct to teach Biological Anthropology Lab at our Moraga campus for Spring 2022.

ANTH 007L, Biological Anthropology Lab

Spring 2022. There are two sections available:

Section 01: Tuesday, 1:15-5:15pm

Section 02: Tuesday, 5:30-9:30pm

Biological Anthropology Laboratory (ANTH-007L) is the corresponding laboratory for Biological Anthropology (Anth 007) which will study the variation and evolution of the human species and its place in the world. The course explores why we see broad variations among homo sapiens and how these variations affect humans in their life cycle, health and culture. In the class, students will engage in the systematic study of human variation and learn about evolutionary processes and the adaptability of humans to environmental pressures. Students will collect, analyze, and interpret empirical data related to human evolution and students will learn how the application of scientific knowledge can shed light on social and ethical issues.

This laboratory offers students hands-on experience with the topics discussed in Anth 007. (Concurrent enrollment in Anth 007 is required.) The lab exercises and experiments are developed under the supervision of the Anth 007 course instructor.

Candidates must be ABD or have Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology or a related discipline. Candidates should have a successful record of teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Teaching experience in biological anthropology is preferred, and experience teaching in another anthropology subfield is desirable.

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