Anthropology Coordinator

Per the NFA Contract, Article 9, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for an Anthropology Coordinator.

Posting Date

April 18, 2024


The coordinator is to assist the Chair of the Social Sciences Department with the following support as related to anthropology.

Scope of Work

This is an assignment requiring additional work days/hours outside regular contract days, including times as needed during the summer months to fulfill duties. The assignment will begin July 1, 2024 and will end June 30, 2025; approximately 210 work hours/year. This additional assignment is not automatically renewed annually.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  1. Ensure that part-time instructors are of the highest quality:
    • The coordinator will coordinate issues related to part-time instructors involving: Recruitment; Recommendations for hire including reference checks; Providing mentorship through providing the following types of activities: feedback, orientation to course objectives and outcomes, assist with classroom management concerns, orient to resources available for their classroom, etc.
    • The coordinator will conduct peer observations and share observations with the instructor, Chair and Dean.
  2. Coordinate textbook and other ancillary material orders in consultation with other full-time faculty.
  3. The coordinator will ensure appropriate assessment processes are followed and appropriate documentation is filed (including coordinating General Education assessment with full- and part-time faculty members).
  4. In conjunction with all full-time faculty recommend appropriate number and distribution of introductory and advanced classes. In this aim the coordinator will:
    • Utilize official enrollment data to develop the class schedule.
    • Ensure courses are offered in a schedule that allows students access and contributes to their retention and graduation.
  5. In conjunction with the Anthropology faculty, make changes to curriculum and program requirements as needed and carry through the appropriate college process.
  6. Along with other full-time Anthropology faculty assist in the management of RDMT 244 (Anthropology lab) and Meadowood lab space to ensure effective scheduling of classroom and lab use, ensure the maintenance of the lab equipment, and ensure the security and maintenance of scientific collections and data.
  7. Assist the Chair and full-time Anthropology faculty with items such as program/discipline reviews, requests and proposals for budgetary items; provide follow-up to reviews and recommendations based on these processes.
  8. Complete duties that ensure the vitality of the program. These duties shall include but not be limited to: coordinating student retention and graduation, mentoring students, acting as a liaison with other departments, disciplines and programs at TMCC as well as with other higher education and research institutions, facilitate matching of NSHE and other student research opportunities with our current and former students, maintaining American Anthropological Association listing for the program, ensuring appropriate library holdings, etc.


At the end of each semester, the program coordinator will provide a written report that details the progress and activities of education discipline to the Department Chair and Dean. The report will describe that semester’s progress on each job duty.


The ideal candidate for this position will meet the following criteria:

  • Current TMCC anthropology faculty.
  • One year full time teaching experience in anthropology.
  • Must be familiar with the curriculum components of anthropology, including assessment practices, as well as the relevant transfer agreements between TMCC and UNR.


3 credits of reassigned time per semester or monetary equivalent. (Total 6 per year).

Reports To

Social Sciences Department Chair.

Application Process

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing special qualifications and background information no later than 5 p.m. on May 3, 2024.

The letter should be addressed to Amy Williams, Dean of Business and Social Sciences. NOTE: Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

The Dean of Business and Social Sciences will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before May 12, 2024.