Updated February 2, 2016
Tenure Track, Anthropology and Sociology, Oakton Community College
Oakton Community College seeks to fill one dual appointed tenure track faculty opening in Anthropology and Sociology beginning with the 2016-17 academic year. The successful applicant will teach Introduction to Sociology, and Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology. Must be available to teach on the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses and online.
Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.
Candidates committed to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton. Cultural competence integrates and transforms knowledge about individuals and groups of people into specific standards, policies, practices, and attitudes used in appropriate cultural settings to increase the quality of services provided.
Applicants should be current and skilled in their use of evolving technologies, active in promoting critical thinking, and committed to challenging our students to be knowledgeable, ethical, and capable global citizens. Oakton is seeking enthusiastic faculty who are committed to innovation in college-level teaching and learning, and interested in non-traditional delivery of instruction. The College expects full time faculty to be professionally competent, have strong leadership qualities, participate in professional development activities, and to engage in institutional and departmental service. Prior undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.
The hiring range for full time faculty is based on a 9 month, no overload contract. Additional pay is received for teaching overloads and summer assignments. The minimum salary in the hiring range for the 2015-16 academic year is $47,305 and the maximum is $68,640. Negotiations for the union contract beginning with the 2016-17 academic year have not been finalized.
The full consideration deadline is March 1, 2016.
On campus screening interviews will be conducted by the search committee with selected applicants, and are anticipated to be held during the period March 21-April 1, 2016. A teaching demonstration is part of the interview. Finalists will participate in a second round of on campus interviews with the Dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Finalist interviews are expected to be conducted during the period April 11-22, 2016.
For a full description of the posting visit: https://goo.gl/eVLHGd
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Field School Opportunities
Updated February 2, 2016
Montpelier Foundation Field School
The Montpelier Foundation’s upcoming archaeological field school and full-time, paid, internship program for current students and recent graduates, and newly added field school scholarship program for African American Students!
Archaeology Field School
We will be running two field schools this summer, focusing on the excavations of an enslaved duplex quarter and extant kitchen. Each field school lasts 4 weeks. Students have the option of taking the course through SUNY-Plattsburgh or James Madison University for credit with a $400 equipment and housing fee to Montpelier, or they can take the course for no-credit for a $600 fee. Tuition costs vary depending on the school you enroll with, but our partnership with SUNY allows for a low out-of-state rate, while students from Virginia can take advantage of the JMU in-state tuition. Students will learn the basics of stratigraphic excavation, lab work, and also training in public archaeology. We encourage recent graduates to apply. The dates of the field school run from May 16-June 10 and June 19-July 15.
Scholarship for African American Students
In our effort to further diversify the discipline, African American students are eligible to apply for our new scholarship program. This will waive the equipment and housing fee for credit or no-credit students. If taken for no-credit, this scholarship will make the 4-week field school free of charge with housing included. Additionally, students have the opportunity to apply for the paid internship program following the field school, making this one of the most affordable field schools available for African American students.
Paid Internship Program
Individuals who attend the field school are also eligible to apply for our summer and year long internship program. Internships are full time, paid, and include free housing. To become an intern, candidates must take the Montpelier Field School, which is used to evaluate their candidacy. Student interns can stay for the remainder of the summer, while recent graduates can stay for an extended internship of up to a year. Recent graduates are also eligible for full benefits, including vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Interns receive full training with our staff on stratigraphic excavation, work on our week long Public Archaeology Expedition Programs, cataloguing and artifact identification, and have opportunities to pursue individual research opportunities, present at conferences, and build a professional CV. Long-term interns typically stay for 6-9 months. This is a really great opportunity for recent graduates to build professional experience before entering the job market or applying to graduate school.
ASA Restoration Project; Egypt (KMT)
Be a part of the history being unearthed at Karakhamun's tomb! The Asa Restoration Project is currently excavating Karakhamun's tomb and expects that future excavations will yield many more exciting and unexpected discoveries. Conservators are currently restoring the tombs of Karabasken and Irtieru and hopes to open them to the public in the near future.
Checkout the site for more details: http://www.asarestorationproject.com/support-asa.php