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The Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure earning lecturer position anticipated to begin in August 2023.
This is an undergraduate teaching-intensive position. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and leadership. Candidates will be expected to have the qualifications and skills necessary to teach large (250+ students) undergraduate introductory courses in Cultural and General Anthropology, and upper-level sociocultural anthropology courses such as Medical Anthropology. Teaching assignments are based on department needs with full-time lecturers normally teaching 4 classes per semester (spring/fall) based on the department’s current workload policy. Opportunities to earn additional salary may arise through teaching summer classes if funding is available.
The Department of Anthropology currently includes 21 faculty who are committed to innovative teaching at the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. level. Anthropology faculty demonstrate significant scholarly research, collaborative community partnership development, and active professional organization involvement. We value collegiality and promote interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavors. We are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. For more information on the Department of Anthropology, visit www.sciences.ucf.edu/anthropology.
The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/.
UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 70,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 230 degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019. For more information, visit http://www.ucf.edu.
A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Anthropology or a closely related area is required by start of the appointment.
Preference will be given to candidates with broad theoretical and topical interests in sociocultural anthropology.
Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the online application, a complete application must include: a cover letter outlining qualifications and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae; contact information for 3 professional references; a statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 500 words); 2-3 sample syllabi including at least one from a lower- and an upper-level undergraduate class; and at least 2 sample undergraduate assignments that showcase pedagogical innovation and excellence.
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.
Questions regarding this search may be directed to Dr. Lana Williams, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/)
Who Are We?
Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
Additional Requirements related to Research Positions
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.
The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.
College of Sciences (COS) - Department of Anthropology
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.
As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.