Adjunct Instructor 3 - Anthropology

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Adjunct Instructor 3 - Anthropology  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

33600 - Social Sciences

Advertised Salary: $48,000 to $50,000 - Salary commensurate with qualifications pursuant to the FSU and FNTFO/AFT Agreement  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Nontenure-Track Faculty Organization (FNTFO) (AFT)  
Term of Position: 9 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences seeks qualified candidates to teach courses in both introductory Cultural Anthropology and Physical Anthropology, plus other Anthropology courses in keeping with instructor qualifications and department demand. The position requires a combination of online and face-to-face instruction on the Big Rapids, MI campus. However, the candidate selected for the position must reside in Michigan after acceptance of employment.

The anticipated start date for this position is August 2024 at the earliest and January 2024 at the latest. However, these are estimated dates and can be revised if needed.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Master's Degree in Anthropology.  
Required Work Experience: Evidence for potential for effective and innovative instructional practice.

Prior teaching experience.
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Ph.D. or ABD in Anthropology or closely related discipline.

Demonstrated experience teaching in higher education.

Experience working with diverse populations.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Teach general education and program-required courses in introductory Physical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and other Anthropology courses as required by the department and depending on candidate interest and qualifications.

Provide up-to-date coursework and course-related materials.

Maintain a safe and engaging learning environment.

Keep office hours at times convenient for students.

Meet with classes at their scheduled times.

Effective teaching by way of good communication, assessment of student learning, and adaptation to various levels of student preparation.

Carry out teaching and professional development responsibilities under the supervision of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education (or their designee).

Responsibilities include maintaining the confidentiality of designated information and performing duties in compliance with applicable policies and procedures.

Faculty members also have professional responsibilities that may include continuing professional development; participation in curriculum development and university committees; orientation, recruitment, and registration of students; keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Ability to provide structured learning experiences utilizing official course learning outcomes.

Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team setting.

Ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

Effective interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Master's degree in Anthropology.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
January 18th, 2024  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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