Topic ID #34554 - posted 1/22/2015 1:51 AM

Adjunct Faculty, Anthropology - University of Maryland



Jennifer Palmer

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Job Location: Ft Myer, VA
Job Category: Anthropology / Archaeology
Posted: January 21, 2015
Diversity Profile
Adjunct Faculty
Anthropology – Culture and Language
Undergraduate School
Location: Ft Myer, VA
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks an adjunct faculty to teach Anthropology (Culture and Language). UMUC is one of 11 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM). Working adults, military personnel, and other students around the globe are achieving their academic goals through UMUC's innovative educational options, including online instruction, accelerated academic programs, and classroom-based courses taught during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. Currently, more than 42,000 students attend UMUC nationally, and an additional 33,852 students attend UMUC at on site classes in more than 25 countries throughout the world; about 56,000 students are active duty military, veterans, and their families. In 2013, UMUC had over 261,000 online course enrollments.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
•    Demonstrate an ability to utilize online instructional technology tools when engaging students throughout the course learning environments
•    Develop, plan, implement, and guide assignments, online or in-class discussions, and learning activities for assigned courses
•    Demonstrate an ability to effectively convey course concepts in written and oral communications
•    Demonstrate adaptability to facilitate courses with adult learners from diverse backgrounds
CONTENT KNOWLEDGE:
•    ANTH 346 - Anthropology of Language and Communication: An intermediate-level, anthropological study of language, communication, and culture. The aim is assess how the concepts, approaches, and methods of linguistic anthropology explain communication in changing cultural environments, recognizing how language both shapes and is shaped by culture. Topics include the evolution and history of human language, structural elements of verbal and nonverbal language, language as social action, speech communities, and linguistic diversity in the contemporary world.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
•    Master’s degree within Anthropology or similar is required from an accredited institution of higher learning.
•    Professional experience with anthropology, or related field
•    Higher Education teaching experience preferred
•    Minimum technology requirements to teach at UMUC can be found and reviewed at http://www.umuc.edu/visitors/careers/facultyrecruit/ under Faculty Resources
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
•    A terminal degree (i.e. PhD, JD, DBA etc.) is preferred from an accredited institution of higher learning.
•    Experience teaching adult learners in an online environment is also preferred.
POSITION AVAILABLE & WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED
SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

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