Topic ID #35338 - posted 3/18/2015 4:17 AM

Anthropology Instructor - Los Angeles Southwest College

Jennifer Palmer

Anthropology Instructor
Posting Details
Posting Details
Internal/Open to Public    Open to public
Posting Open Date    03/17/2015
Posting Close Date    05/01/2015
Open Until Filled    No
Special Instructions for this Posting    
Contact Name    ((see listing))
Position Information
Position Title    Anthropology Instructor
Working Title (Discipline)    Anthro Instructor
Status    Probationary/ Tenure track
College Location    Southwest
Position Summary Information
A 20 year vision became a reality for a dedicated group of residents in February 1967 when the Los Angeles Board of Education approved plans to build a community college at the comer of Western Avenue and Imperial Highway in Los Angeles. On September 11, 1967, Los Angeles Southwest College officially opened its doors with 600 students and 22 full-time faculty members. Since then, Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) has established itself as an educational and cultural hub of the southern part of Los Angeles and surrounding communities. In addition to classroom instruction, students are exposed to a myriad of learning experiences to broaden their horizons, to expand their options and alternatives, to develop an appreciation for the academic work ethic, and to understand intellectual pursuits. LASC graduates are among the most successful-ranging from medical professionals and professional athletes to recording artists and educators. Currently, LASC term enrollment exceeds 8,500.As the college develops new partnerships with local schools and community agencies. We continue to “Embrace the Spirit of Excellence and the Vision of Change.”
Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is located in southwest, Los Angeles, approximately 20 minutes south of downtown Los Angeles, and 15 minutes east of the Pacific Ocean.
Job Description    
Los Angeles Southwest College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Anthropology (10-month annual contract) beginning with the Fall, 2015 semester. The assignment may include teaching at off-campus centers and/or evening and weekend classes.
Minimum Qualifications    
Master’s degree in anthropology or archaeology OR bachelor’s degree in either of the above AND master’s degree in sociology,biological sciences, forensic sciences,genetics or paleontology OR the equivalent.
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural.disabilities, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Duties and Responsibilities    
The successfulapplicant will provide classroom instruction,increase career development activities,and otherwise provide a range of services for the Anthropology program and its students. Primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Teaching a range of courses representing the full spectrum of coursework in the Anthropology program.This ten-month assignment will include a wide variety of courses included in the College’s Anthropology program.and will definitely include courses related human biological evolution,cultural anthropology, cultures of Africa, archeology. and religion, magic and witchcraft Note: The teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of the assignment, and the teaching assignment may include coursework for the online Anthropology degree program.
Performing other duties associated with instruction and academic support, including evaluating student performance, maintaining a posted schedule of office hours, and being available for student consultation by appointment.
Developing and updating department course curricula including developing hybrid and/or online courses.
Developing resources.material and strategies,including using multimedia technology to teach students in a diverse environment.
Participating in professional development activities according to institutional guidelines.
Sponsoring the Anthropology club on campus and providing counseling, guidance, and career advisement to students.
Providing community outreach and maintaining activity with other campus programs, transfer institutions, and Anthropological research sites.
Conducting program review and participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes within the Anthropology program
Participating in shared governance related to academic and professional matters. These activities will occur both within the division as well as in the larger College setting.
Maintaining accurate records in accordance with the policies, rules, regulations, and procedures of the Los Angeles Community College District.
Meeting obligations with regard to grade reporting; meeting scheduled classes, meeting required office hours, and other directions provided by supervisors, including Department Chair, Deans of Academic Affairs, Vice Presidents etc.
Performing other duties as assigned.
Desired Qualifications    
Possession of a Master’s Degree or above in Anthropology or a closely related field.
Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds in a community college.
Instructional experience in a broad range of subject within the Anthropology discipline at the post-secondary level.
Demonstrated ability to develop and asses student learning objectives.
Knowledge and use of current education technology methods and tools.
Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills.
Ability to instruct students with widely varying learning styles using a variety of successful teaching techniques, including creating innovative academic learning environments.
Exceptionally strong organizationaland problem-solving skills.
Ability to plan,establish priorities, handle multiple tasks and projects
Learner-centered focus with a demonstrated sensitivity and ability to inspire, motivate, and empower students to succeed
Exceptional oral presentation and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to provide dynamic instruction based on various teaching modalities.
Experience and sensitivity working with a diverse student body population and community.
Demonstrate a willingness to serve on department and college committees.
Understanding of the issues surrounding globalization, environmental sustainability, the social-economic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity with the community college student population.
College level teaching experience (preferable at a community college).

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