Adjunct Lecturers – Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology

Arts & Sciences

The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University invites applications for two part-time, non-tenure track adjunct positions for the Spring 2018 semester (Archaeology and Sociocultural Anthropology). PhD in anthropology preferred but ABD will be considered. Teaching experience is required. The successful applicant for the Archaeology position will teach three courses: Archaeology and the Human Past (General Education); Gender, Race, and Class (General Education); and a course of their choosing (in consultation with the chair). The successful applicant for the Sociocultural Anthropology position will teach two sections of Understanding Culture (General Education) and possibly a course of their choosing (in consultation with the chair). Start date for both positions is January 2018. There are also possibilities for Summer 2018 teaching.

Applicants must provide in one single PDF file: (1) letter of application that includes their teaching and research interests; (2) current CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; and (3) relevant teaching evaluations. All materials should be sent electronically in a single PDF file to the Department Chair, Dr. Timothy J. Smith, at with either “archaeology adjunct hire” or “sociocultural adjunct hire” in the subject line. Review of all applications will begin October 16th and continue until the positions are filled.

Appalachian State University, located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, is a highly ranked master’s comprehensive university and part of the 16 campus University of North Carolina system. With nearly 18,000 students, Appalachian State strives to maintain its reputation for excellence in teaching, while continuing to enhance its research reputation. The anthropology department has 12 tenure-track faculty and nearly 200 majors. Additional information about this position, the university, and the surrounding area is located at

Appalachian State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, ASU strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the Department Chair, Dr. Timothy J. Smith, at Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the university’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.