Associate Faculty Pool, Anthropology (PT Faculty) Job at Edmonds College, Lynnwood, WA

  • Edmonds College
  • Lynnwood, WA

Job Description

Position Overview

Edmonds College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.

Associate Faculty Pool, Anthropology (PT Faculty)

LOCATION: Lynnwood Washington

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 College and the Humanities and Social Sciences Division invite applications for an associate faculty Anthropology Instructor with a specialization in American Indian and Indigenous studies. 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: American Indian and Indigenous studies, general survey, cultural anthropology, 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 with tribal communities (powwow, Tribal Canoe Journey, ethnobotanical garden, Cultural Kitchen, habitat restoration, etc.). 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, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Archaeology, Bioanthropology or related discipline with substantive graduate level course work, teaching, and/or research in Anthropology.

* Demonstrated commitment to community-based service-learning.

* Minimum of three years experience living and/or working in American Indian and Indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest.

* 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.

* Familiarity with college powwows, Tribal Canoe Journey, ethnobotany, and/or Indigenous food systems.

* Ability to speak one or more Indigenous languages. Preference given to familiarity with Lushootseed or other languages of the North Pacific Coast.

* Commitment to an anti-racist and decolonizing pedagogy.

* 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.


Work is typically performed in a classroom, office, or online from home 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.


Work schedule is based on an eleven week quarterly schedule and could vary each quarter. Salary is dependent upon contract load and mode of instruction. A standard five-credit "lecture mode" class would be approximately $5,865.82 at Step A.


* 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.

* At this time, Edmonds College does not sponsor H1-B Visas.

* Complete, sign, and submit Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct


* Cover Letter that addresses the required minimum qualifications.

* Current resume.

* Names and contact information for three references.

* For veterans' preference, please scan and attach your DD214, Member-4 Form.

Important, if this posting is on an external website other than or Edmonds College Job Opportunities please select one of these links to apply. Applying via an external webpage will not enter our application system.


Established in 1967, Edmonds College is a public, four-year, state college. It focuses on academic excellence, student success, and 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


The college provides equal opportunity in education and in employment per state and federal law. The college prohibits discrimination against any person due to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. For questions about our nondiscrimination policy or gender equality and athletic teams, call our Title IX Compliance Officer 425.640.1024.


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of Edmonds College's commitment to safety and security on campus, the College reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. Edmonds College's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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