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Anthropology Instructor - Cultural, Long Beach City College

Long Beach Community College District, Social Science

Job Title: Anthropology Instructor - Cultural, Long Beach City College
Reference Code: 1130389
Job Location: Long Beach , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Social & behavioral sciences
Date Posted: 2017-12-04
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Anthropology Instructor - Cultural

Salary: $65,624.42 - $87,916.71 annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: A18 - 05
Location: Both Liberal Arts Campus & Pacific Coast Campus, CA
Department: Social Science
Closing: 1/29/2018 4:00 PM Pacific



Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Long Beach City College currently has the privilege of serving approximately 33,800 students, the majority of whom are students of color. Of our student population 56.4% are Hispanic/Latino, 13.8% are White, 12.7% are African American, 12.3% are Asian/Pacific Islander/Filipino, and 4.3% are Multi-Ethnic.

An ideal candidate will demonstrate cultural competency and enthusiasm in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities (physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom.


Long Beach Community College district is currently seeking one (1) full-time tenure track Anthropology Instructor commencing with the fall 2018 semester. The primary teaching assignment involves teaching cultural anthropology. This assignment also includes curriculum development, participation in the shared governance process through work in normal professional activities, committee work, and student activities. Faculty positions support diverse student communities in achieving their educational goals. As one of the most diverse community college districts in southern California, we offer a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, vocational and occupational programs.

The ideal applicant for this position embraces the overall mission of Long Beach City college, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of Cultural Anthropology.



  • Master's degree in anthropology or archaeology OR a bachelor's degree in either of the above AND a master's degree in sociology, biological sciences, forensic sciences, genetics, or paleontology OR meet equivalent qualifications established by the District, AND
  • Evidence of demonstrated cultural competency and enthusiasm in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities (physical and/or learning), as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom.


  • Educational and/or instructional preparation in cultural anthropology as evidenced by the topic and subject matter of the applicant's Master's thesis or Doctoral dissertation; preferably with ethnographic field experience.
  • Research experience must have both academic and workforce applicability.
  • Candidates with a Ph.D. or in the process of obtaining their Ph.D.
  • Recent experience teaching cultural anthropology to college students, especially at the community college level.
  • Evidence of an ability to address and adapt to the instructional needs of varying student levels, using a variety of innovative, culturally relevant and responsive teaching strategies to encourage retention and student success in a wide range of anthropology courses.
  • Evidence of active participation in the field of cultural anthropology.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Long Beach City College.
  • Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Commitment to the Mission and Strategic Objectives of the college.
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with computers, and other technologies in order to provide high-quality classroom and lab instruction.
  • Willingness to develop new curricula and innovative materials for instruction.

The College seeks candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for commitment to student success. The position encompasses the following professional responsibilities and competencies:


  • Assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Commitment to serving the needs of the student, department, college, and community.
  • Collaboration across disciplines and utilization of student support resources.
  • Participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities.
  • Participation in curriculum and program development.
  • Work collegially and collaboratively within the college community.
  • Participation in ongoing professional development.


  • Ability to create a dynamic learning environment that values instructor/student interaction.
  • Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
  • Ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge of each individual and class.
  • Ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process, including but not limited to interactive technologies for on campus and on-line courses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Job Requirements

Preferred and Required Qualifications as included above.

Information and Application Process Instructions


The deadline to apply for this position is 4:00 p.m. PST, January 29, 2018.

Long Beach City College will only consider complete applications for employment. All application materials must be electronically submitted and uploaded by the applicant by the application deadline.

A complete application includes:

  • A Long Beach Community College District Online Application.
  • A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A list of three references, including current addresses and telephone numbers of both colleagues and supervisors.
  • ALL lower and upper division transcripts, showing school name, all college coursework, degree title and conferral date. Transcripts can be official or unofficial and should be submitted as an attachment. The conferral date must be on or before the position closing date in order to meet Minimum Qualifications.
  • Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES).
  • Applicants who do not meet the cited Statewide Minimum Qualifications (Download PDF reader) for this discipline will need to consult the specified Equivalency Statement (Download PDF reader) and attach a Supplemental Equivalency Application to their District Online Application.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 562.938.4372.

Additional Information
Salary range of $65,624.42 - $87,916.71 is commensurate with academic preparation and experience. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. The teaching assignment may be at the Liberal Arts campus, the Pacific Coast campus or other college teaching locations. The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed.
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LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERThe Long Beach City College is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equity-minded hiring practices. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.
The community of Long Beach is a wonderful blend of big city and sea-side town. California's 7th largest city conveniently borders Los Angeles and Orange County and is known for its rich heritage celebrating the cultural arts, athletics, tourism, community and civic opportunities. Long Beach is a culturally diverse community of nearly 500,000 that was recently named one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America's Promise.

The District contributes to medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.

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