Vacancy Number: 16F-448
Position Number: 4247
Brief Summary of Work for
The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for
Lecturer in Biological Anthropology on a one year, fixed-term contract for 2022-2033 academic year with the option to renew for a second
year. This is a non-tenure-eligible appointment with full benefits.
The successful candidate will teach four sections a semester,
including: a four-field introduction to anthropology, an introductory course in biological anthropology, and an upper-level course in human
origins. Geographic areas of interest are open.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The UNCW Department of Anthropology
offers a BA degree in Anthropology, a Minor in Anthropology and an Interdisciplinary Minor in Forensic Science and an Interdisciplinary
Minor in Medical Humanities. Our program includes an array of courses designed to provide students an overview of the discipline, and a
thorough grounding in archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Because there is a strong cross-cultural and
comparative focus in Anthropology, students are encouraged to develop competence in a foreign language and to broaden their cultural
horizons by participating in study abroad programs. Through participation in field studies and laboratory research projects of faculty
mentors, undergraduate students have opportunities to engage in “hands-on” research; sharpen analytical skills; and to develop competence in
the use of research instruments and information technology that are essential aspects of the undergraduate experience in
The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit and
awards approximately two-thirds of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts and sciences college comprising the arts,
the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
The College’s twenty-five units offer
a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of
Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies,
Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women’s and Gender studies, among
Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s
departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include
faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate
various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning,
students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for
life and career.
In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum
that comprises the UNCW’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and
develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its
University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students
while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of
Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful
Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master
of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally
awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts.
Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender
Studies and Hispanic Studies are available. Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare
the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of
teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a
national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and
critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000
students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership,
marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN
program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation
of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and
integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard
to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including
ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic
information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or
occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit
programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount
in being recognized for our global mindset.
Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to
criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in
E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United
Special Notes to Applicants
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s)
selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements
based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on 04/12/2022, the
posting close date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:
1. Cover Letter
3. List of 3 Professional References (If you are ABD, please provide your dissertation chair as one of your three
4. Unofficial graduate combined transcripts
Note that letters of application without the requested
components will not meet the application requirements.
Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for
all applications. References will be requested during the screening process.
Please direct questions concerning the search, contact
the Search Committee Chair Dr. Michaela Howells at [email protected]. For questions regarding the
online application process, contact Ms. Lolly Williams at [email protected].
Position Type: Time-limited
UNC Wilmington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.