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Adjunct Pool Anthropology - Academic - Year 2017-18

Position Announcement

Position Details

Proposed Start Date 09/16/2017
Working Title Adjunct Pool Anthropology - Academic - Year 2017-18
Department 220200 - ANT Anthropology
Position Number D97762
Representation AP - AFT, Local 3571

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

Portland State University, with its 49-acre downtown campus, is a comprehensive public university enrolling 26,000 students. PSU seeks to meet the needs of its increasingly diverse population through its curriculum, research, and community service activities. PSU’s mission is to provide access through the life span to a quality liberal education for undergraduates and an appropriate array of professional and graduate programs.

The Anthropology Department serves approximately 600 undergraduate majors and offers classes of interest to undergraduate students from across campus. In addition to 8 full-time faculty, the department works with a cadre of about 10 talented and dedicated adjunct part-time faculty, many of whom have taught for the department for years.

Position Summary

Portland State University’s Anthropology Department invites applications for local Adjunct Instructors with expertise in core areas of anthropology and teaching experience to teach undergraduate sections of courses in anthropology.

Instructors must be qualified to teach courses in one or more of the following core areas of anthropology: Socio-cultural anthropology, Archaeology, or Biological Anthropology.

Minimum Qualifications

M.S. or M.A. in Anthropology (or closely related field).
Previous teaching experience.
Successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Anthropology (or closely related field). Previous experience teaching large undergraduate classes in anthropology.

Key Cultural Competencies

• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

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Required Professional Standards of Conduct

At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at

Compensation Adjunct faculty are paid per credit hour, per the AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement: Salary may be adjusted above the minimum rates based on qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

Additional Information

If you have any questions about this posting please email and enter Adjunct Pool in the subject line.

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No
Background Check Required Yes

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness