Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.4% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree


What Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary Do

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

Other Job Titles Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Adjunct Instructor, Anthropology Instructor, Anthropology Professor, Archaeology Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Professor of Anthropology ,

San Mateo Community College District

A typical day varies. I usually start the day by checking emails from students; If I need to get a hold of someone right away, I make a mental note about it. Or, if a student is going through an unfortunate time, I do my best to find resources or make sure they're in contact with the health center or food banks. On top of that, I catch up on grading assignments and talking to students. I also work on stuff with committees such as the Health and Safety Emergency Preparedness Committee.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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