Job Posting: Senior Laboratory Instructor - Dept. of Anthropology, University of Victoria

Date Posted: 
May 15, 2018
Closing Date: 
June 10, 2018

The Anthropology Department, University of Victoria, has an opening for a Senior Laboratory Instructor. The posting is open until June 10th at 4pm.

This is a 9 month salaried position that runs from mid-August to mid-May with teaching occurring in the Fall and Winter terms.

FTE: 1.00
Salary Grade: $57,067.00 - $64,231.00

Job Summary:
The Department of Anthropology is a dynamic, interdisciplinary unit with a strong emphasis on engaged, problem-based learning that incorporates opportunities for field and experiential learning. We offer BA, BSc, MA and PhD degrees. Our research and teaching bridges the natural and humanistic sciences to provide students with the range of skills, knowledge and experience necessary to collaboratively address issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Achieving this requires an ongoing commitment to curricular innovation, community engagement and reflective practice.

The Senior Laboratory Instructor provides leadership and support in the delivery of lower-division labs and more broadly hands-on learning related to archaeology and biological anthropology. The successful candidate will organize, develop and instruct 200-level labs in archaeology and biological anthropology in close coordination with course instructors with specific responsibilities to: create labs and lab-related digital resources; teach labs; supervise TAs assigned to the course teams; hold office hours; prepare marking guides; mark exams and maintain lab grade records. The Senior Laboratory Instructor also facilitates and participates in the development of experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students and professional development opportunities for teachers. The Senior Laboratory Instructor manages the department’s zooarchaeology teaching and research collection, facilitating researcher access and tracking associated bench fees as well as managing the lab’s digital assets (catalog and databases) and beetle colony. Associated responsibilities include managing as part of a team departmental teaching and lab collections and promoting public education through outreach activities.

Job Requirements:
This position requires a Master’s degree (MA or MSc) in Anthropology with a focus on archaeology or biological anthropology

Experiential requirements include:

  • Instructing in a post-secondary environment, including lab instructing
  • Demonstrated excellence for innovation in organizing, coordinating and teaching lab sections for large courses
  • Data base applications and records management, including basic financial reporting

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge requirements include:

  • Foundational knowledge in zooarchaeology
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of spreadsheets and data bases
  • Demonstrated capacity for independent work as well as teamwork
  • Be a collegial, engaging, decisive and pro-active life-long learner with a commitment to the value of experiential learning.

Competency requirements include:

  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Commitment to a pedagogy of respect and ethically engaged standards
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully with a diverse population of students, faculty and the public
  • Demonstrated administrative, organizational and supervisory skills

Assets or Preferences:

  • Experience in public outreach/engagement

For more information on this posting please go to the UVic Human Resources web site.