Postsecondary Anthropology and Archeology Teachers

Education & Training > Teaching/Training

Projected Growth: Faster than average

Projected Job Openings

Extensive Preparation Needed

Job Description

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

Common job titles of Postsecondary Anthropology and Archeology Teachers include:

Experience and Education

Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

  • 95.75% said they needed a Doctoral Degree.

  • 4.25% said they needed a Master's Degree.


    Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

    Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as research methods, urban anthropology, and language and culture.

    Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.

    Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.

    Advise students on academic and vocational curricula, career issues, and laboratory and field research.

    Supervise students' laboratory or field work.

    Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.

    Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.

    Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.

    Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.

    Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.

    Write letters of recommendation for students.

    Participate in campus and community events.

    Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.

    Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.

    Conduct ethnographic field research.

    Review manuscripts for publication in books and professional journals.

    Write grant proposals to procure external research funding and review others' grant proposals.

    Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and present findings in professional journals, books, electronic media, or at professional conferences.

    Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

    Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.

    Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.

    Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.

    Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

    Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

    Act as advisers to student organizations.


Wireless microphones

White light confocal imaging profilers


Videoconferencing equipment


Transcribing equipment

Thin section saws

All Tools

Television monitors

Tablet computers

Survey levels

Studio kilns

Student response systems

Stereo microscopes



Scanning electron microscopes

Reflectorless total stations

Reflected light microscopes

Projector screens

Poster printers

Polarizing light microscope

Pick axes

Photocopying equipment

Petrographic microscopes

Overhead data projectors

Osteometric equipment

Opaque projectors

Multimedia projection equipment

Multi-line telephone systems

MP3 digital voice recorders

Microphone podiums

Liquid crystal display LCD televisions

Liquid crystal display LCD projectors

Laser facsimile machines

Laptop computers

Laboratory scalpels

Laboratory drying ovens

Laboratory binocular microscopes

Interactive whiteboards

Interactive whiteboard controllers

Handheld microphones

Handheld data recorders

Global positioning system GPS receivers

Geographic information system GIS workstations

Functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI scanners

Flotation tanks

Energy dispersive x ray fluorescence EDXRF spectrometers

Digital video disk DVD players

Digital video cameras

Digital still cameras

Digital calipers

Digital calculators

Desktop computers

Conference telephones

Computer laser printers

Computer data input scanners

Computed axial tomography CAT scan equipment

Compact disk CD players

Compact digital cameras

Color scanners

Clay carving tools

Carousel slide projectors

Bucket augers

Anatomical models


Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator

ESRI ArcView 3D Analyst

Geographic information system GIS software


IBM SPSS Statistics

Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Systems Adobe Flash

All Technologies

Adobe Systems Adobe Shockwave Player

Calendar and scheduling software

Collaborative editing software


Digitizing software


ESRI ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst

ESRI ArcGIS Spatial Analyst


ESRI ArcView

Golden Software Surfer

Image scanning software

Learning management system LMS

Sakai CLE


Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity

Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension

Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression

Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning

Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning

Generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Category Flexibility

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Occupation Sections


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.

Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.


Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

Foreign Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

Philosophy and Theology

Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

Communications and Media

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.


Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.


Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.


Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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