Associate Faculty Pool, Anthropology (PT Faculty)
Lynnwood, WA
Job Description
Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and social justice. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. We are intentional about social justice - the active engagement toward equity and inclusion that addresses issues of institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege.

Associate Faculty Pool, Anthropology (PT Faculty)
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We accept applications for part-time faculty positions on an ongoing basis. Typical requirements for part-time faculty are listed below, along with a link to the department's web page. To be included in the part-time pool, please follow the application procedure below.

Applications remain on file for one year. If you wish to remain in the part-time pool beyond that time, you can update and resubmit your online application yearly.

DESCRIPTION: Edmonds Community College and the Humanities and Social Sciences Division invite applications for an associate faculty Anthropology Instructor. The college seeks faculty who will adapt to a variety of teaching situations, can use technology to teach effectively, and will work effectively with students, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and student success.

Faculty members are responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes to a diverse student body in classroom, lab, and field settings combined with online course management and/or within an online/hybrid model; developing curriculum; preparing teaching materials; developing and assessing student learning outcomes to evaluate student work; assigning grades; maintaining required records; and advising and consulting with students to support their success.

Instructors will be responsible for teaching anthropology courses in one or more of the following areas of specialization: general survey, archaeology, and/or bioanthropology. The instructor will also be responsible for working with Anthropology and Diversity Studies department chairs in the maintenance and ongoing development of the college's program of community-based service-learning. Other responsibilities include participation in the following: achievement of the College's mission and goals; upholding the College's values; governance of the College via department and division work; required professional development and college in-service activities (including employee orientation and college compliance trainings); personal and program evaluation. The teaching assignment may include early morning or late afternoon/evening classes and could include online teaching as well.
  • Master of Arts or Sciences degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Bioanthropology or related discipline with substantive graduate level course work, teaching, and/or research in Anthropology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community-based service-learning.
  • Excellent verbal, listening, problem-solving, critical thinking, and writing skills.

  • Ability to work effectively with students and staff of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Competence to teach courses with multicultural perspectives in a community college setting with a focus on student learning.
  • Experience implementing community-based archaeological projects and service-learning in American Indian/First Nations and/or Japanese American communities.
  • Teaching experience in hands-on biological lab settings, including familiarity with human and mammal skeletal anatomy and locomotion, wildlife tracking, and molecular anthropology.
  • Willingness to incorporate the college-wide abilities of Critical Thinking, Group Process, Written and Oral Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning into course curricula.
  • Experience with the use of online course management systems, i.e. Canvas.
  • Ability to impart excitement and enthusiasm into teaching.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of teaching situations, including a wide range of student preparedness and characteristics.

Additional Information:
Work is typically performed in a classroom and office and requires standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time. The ability to communicate effectively is essential. Instructors are required to use a computer in the work environment. The ability to navigate difficult terrain in field settings is required.

Salary and work schedule is dependent upon contract load and mode of instruction. A standard five-credit "lecture mode" class would be approximately $4,260.07.

  • You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.
  • Criminal background check. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • All new positions are contingent upon funding.
  • This position is part of a bargaining unit subject to a collective bargaining agreement.
  • At this time, Edmonds Community College does not sponsor H1-B Visas.

All applicants must apply online. No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted.

You must complete the online application to be included in the part-time faculty pool. Please include a current resume or CV and the names and contact information for three references and a cover letter addressing the required and desired qualifications. If you wish to include teaching evaluations, transcripts, or other documents, you are welcome to do so.

Established in 1967, Edmonds Community College is a public, two-year, state community college. It focuses on academic excellence, student success, and community engagement, which reflect the three aspects of its mission: Teaching | Learning | Community. It serves about 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,000 international students from more than 60 countries. The college offers nearly 70 associate degrees and 60 professional certificates in about 30 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information, visit

Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 or 425-640-1024, and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Job Type Part Time