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Part-time Pool - Anthropology Instructor
Seattle Colleges in the Seattle, Washington
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Date Posted September 20, 2017
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Anthropology
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled


The Seattle Colleges are looking for innovative and dedicated faculty members, who have a demonstrated commitment to working within a college community that is diverse and serves students from a broad spectrum of socioeconomic and academic backgrounds.  Faculty will teach part-time in a wide range of anthropology courses.  Successful applicants will have the ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding in an urban environment. 

Successful applicants may be invited to interview at one of the colleges in the Seattle Colleges District, North Seattle, Seattle Central, or South Seattle. Specific teaching assignments will be dependent on the instructor's background, scheduling, and available courses.  
In order to be considered for this position, include the following in the application:

  • Resume/cv outlining your educational and teaching experience
  • Philosophy of teaching demonstrating a commitment to supporting diverse student learners (one page)
  • Applicants who are interviewed may be required to provide proof of degree
  • Unofficial transcripts (graduate school only)
  • List of courses taught by college and year/quarter (word document or excel)
Notice to applicants:
You are applying to a Part-time teaching pool that is open for one year.  If you wish to reapply for the next round, please resubmit your updated application material for the next academic year .  If you are selected for an interview, the college will contact you.

Candidates should be willing to teach in a variety of formats such as in-class, hybrid, online and varied class times including days, evenings, and weekends according to program needs.
Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record 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.
This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by AFT-Seattle and is subject to union shop provisions.



  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to teach, for example, Survey of Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology, World Cultures, or Archaeology (depending upon the need of the institution).
  • Master's Degree or PhD in the field or related field from an accredited institution, or workforce experience in the field or related field. (Please read the position announcement carefully when applying for possible part-time teaching positions, to find those that best match your education and experience.)
  • Willingness to teach in multiple modes and times (e.g. online, hybrid, evening, weekends).
  • A demonstrated commitment to working within a college community that is diverse and serves students from a broad spectrum of socioeconomic and academic backgrounds.
  • Innovative teaching methods including the use of technology and collaborative learning.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others in a professional setting.
  • An understanding of the goals and role of the community college.
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