Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Anthropology (ANTH 105) Introduction to Archaeology

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7179647 (Ref.No. 4595107)
Posted: September 15, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Sep 13, 2023
Deadline: Sep 27, 2023 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 Introduction to Archaeology for Spring 2024. We seek a broadly trained archaeologist with experience in successfully teaching an introductory level course with a particular focus in bringing core archaeological concepts and perspectives to bear on contemporary issues and concerns.


ANTH 105, Introduction to Archaeology
Spring 2024
MWF 10:40am - 11:45pm

In addition to teaching, instructors in the Anthropology Department are expected to hold regular office hours (a minimum of three hours a week) in order to provide students with support outside of the classroom. Instructors are also expected to participate in faculty development including workshops, class observations, and syllabus collaboration. Course design must follow the program's common syllabus, meeting the requirements described.

Catalog Course Description

Students are introduced to the ancient cultures of the world that existed before written records (i.e., prehistory). Cultures from every world area are studied, including the Aztec Empire, Mycenaean Greece, Mesopotamia, the Celts, and the Inca Empire. Additionally, students gain an understanding of the methods and theories of contemporary archaeology through lecture, discussion and hands-on activities.


1) A PhD or ABD in Anthropology or Archaeology is required for applications to be considered.

2) Demonstrated success in teaching archaeology courses at the college level

· Candidates should also be comfortable in a student-centered teaching environment with an interactive learning style.

· Work in a highly collaborative and cultural diverse classroom environment.

· Strong commitment to undergraduate, liberal arts education.

3) Applicants must reside in California.

Salary: $9,929-$13,744 dependent on qualifications. The salary range for this position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the College and SEIU, Local 1021, available here.

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