Anthropology and Archeology Teachers

Also called: Adjunct Instructor, Anthropology Faculty Member, Anthropology Instructor, Anthropology Lecturer, Anthropology Professor

$98,740

estimated salary

Anthropology and archeology teachers, postsecondary teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and present findings in professional journals, books, electronic media, or at professional conferences.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as research methods, urban anthropology, and language and culture.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula, career issues, and laboratory and field research.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Supervise students' laboratory or field work.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding and review others' grant proposals.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Write letters of recommendation for students.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Review manuscripts for publication in books and professional journals.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Conduct ethnographic field research.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
Work Context
  • Electronic Mail — 90% responded "Every day".
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 72% responded "A lot of freedom".
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 67% responded "Every day".
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 64% responded "A lot of freedom".
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 58% responded "Every day".
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 50% responded "Extremely important".
  • Contact With Others — 56% responded "Constant contact with others".
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Work Activities
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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Detailed Work Activities
  • Research topics in area of expertise.
  • Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
  • Write grant proposals.
  • Evaluate scholarly materials.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Write reports or evaluations.
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Knowledge

Sociology and Anthropology
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
English Language
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
History and Archeology
  • Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
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Skills

Speaking
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Reading Comprehension
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Learning Strategies
  • Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Active Listening
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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Abilities

Oral Expression
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Clarity
  • The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Expression
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Written Comprehension
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Map creation software
  • Geographic information system GIS software Hot Technology
  • ESRI ArcGIS software Hot Technology
  • Golden Software Surfer
  • ESRI ArcView
  • ESRI ArcMap
Computer aided design CAD software
  • ESRI ArcView 3D Analyst Hot Technology
  • GibbsCAM Hot Technology
Word processing software
  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology
  • Word processing software
  • Collaborative editing software
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Education

Doctoral Degree or
Master's Degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
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