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Anthropology Instructor

Full-time probationary (Tenure Track)

Application Deadline:  April 7, 2017

Begin: Fall 2017 Semester


Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) is one of nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District and is located in the San Fernando Valley.  With an enrollment of approximately 18,000 students, LAVC offers a wide range of academic and career technical education programs and transfers its students to the campuses of the CSU and UC systems as well as private institutions.



The Anthropology Department of LAVC consists of 3 full-time faculty members and numerous adjunct faculty.  The department at LAVC focuses on a four field approach to courses for both general education credit and satisfaction of lower division transfer requirements with an emphasis on the global perspective.



In accordance with its mission as a community college, instruction at LAVC focuses on creating pathways for certificates, degrees, and transfer.  Faculty members at LAVC are expected to create a learning-centered environment that supports students in fulfilling their educational goals.  All instructors are required to teach fifteen hours per week.  Evening, online, and/or split assignments may be included in this assignment.  This is a ten month appointment; however, additional summer and winter assignments may be available.



  • A Master’s degree in Anthropology or Archaeology;
  • OR Bachelor’s in either of the above AND Master’s in sociology, biological sciences, forensic sciences, genetics or paleontology;
  • OR the equivalent.



  • Master’s in Anthropology with upper division courses in biological anthropology.
  • At least two years community college teaching experience, including experience teaching introductory courses in biological anthropology and at least one other area of anthropology taught at the college.
  • Experience with student learning assessment and course improvement.
  • Knowledge of and skill in use of online course management systems (e.g., Canvas) for teaching online and/or web-enhancing face-to-face classes.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.



  • Teach 15 hours of courses in anthropology per semester including biological anthropology lecture courses and additional courses in biological anthropology lab, cultural anthropology, anthropology of religion, archaeology or linguistic anthropology.
  • Teach a split schedule when necessary.
  • Teach online classes.
  • Be available to students through scheduled office hours.
  • Participate in various aspects of the Anthropology program, including Student Learning Outcome assessment, course revisions, and curriculum development.
  • Perform duties associated with attendance and record keeping.
  • Participate in program and campus committees and activities.
  •  Perform other related duties.



The current starting range is from $54,670 to $85,120 for the ten-month academic year depending on education and experience.  The Ph.D. differential is $3,440 per academic year.  The district provides an excellent benefits package including medical, vision, dental, and life insurance to the employee and eligible dependents. See:


Interested persons must submit:

  1. Online application.
  2. Cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy
  3. Current curriculum vita.
  4. Copy of all unofficial transcripts from accredited institutions (official transcripts will be required at the time of hiring).  Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other counties. You can obtain a listing of approved agencies at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing: .


Applications must be received by 4PM April 7, 2017.  Application materials are not accepted by fax, walk-ins, postal mail and e-mail.


All application materials will be screened and a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in interviews.  A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.  Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments.  Please go to to file the application packet.


If you have questions regarding the application process please contact Tom Aduwo at  If you have questions regarding the position please contact Rebecca Stein at


Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications.  LAVC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time.  Notification regarding advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.


Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice.  Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.



The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination.  A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).


Los Angeles Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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