Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1061.00


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

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
7,500 employed

Projected (2024):
8,200 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
  • African Studies Professor
  • American Indian Studies Professor
  • Anthropology and Archeology Instructor
  • Anthropology Department Chair
  • Anthropology Faculty Member
  • Anthropology Instructor
  • Anthropology Lecturer
  • Anthropology Professor
  • Archaeologist
  • Archaeology Professor
  • Archeology Faculty Member
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology
  • Assistant Professor of Archaeology
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Associate Professor of Archaeology
  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
  • College or University Faculty Member
  • College Professor
  • Cultural Anthropology Professor
  • Ethnoarchaeology Professor
  • Instructor
  • Latin American Studies Professor
  • Lecturer
  • Near East Archeology Professor
  • Near Eastern Archaeology Lecturer
  • Paleology Professor
  • Paleology Teacher
  • Professor
  • Professor of Anthropology
  • Professor of Archaeology
  • Sociocultural Anthropology Professor

  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed


    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.


    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • 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.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Supervise students' laboratory or field work.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula, career issues, and laboratory and field research.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and present findings in professional journals, books, electronic media, or at professional conferences.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding and review others' grant proposals.
  • Review manuscripts for publication in books and professional journals.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Anatomical models
  • Bucket augers
  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Clay carving tools
  • Color scanners
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computed axial tomography CAT scan equipment
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Conference telephones
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital calipers
  • Digital still cameras
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Energy dispersive x ray fluorescence EDXRF spectrometers
  • Flotation tanks
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI scanners
  • Geographic information system GIS workstations
  • Global positioning system GPS receivers
  • Handheld data recorders
  • Handheld microphones
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Laboratory binocular microscopes
  • Laboratory drying ovens
  • Laboratory scalpels
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Microphone podiums
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Opaque projectors
  • Osteometric equipment
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Petrographic microscopes
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Pick axes
  • Polarizing light microscope
  • Poster printers
  • Projector screens
  • Reflected light microscopes
  • Reflectorless total stations
  • Scanning electron microscopes
  • Shovels
  • Spades
  • Stereo microscopes
  • Student response systems
  • Studio kilns
  • Survey levels
  • Tablet computers
  • Television monitors
  • Thin section saws
  • Transcribing equipment
  • Trowels
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Webcams
  • White light confocal imaging profilers
  • Wireless microphones
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Shockwave Player
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Desire2Learn
  • Digitizing software
  • DOC Cop
  • Email software
  • ESRI ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • ESRI ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
  • ESRI ArcMap
  • ESRI ArcView
  • ESRI ArcView 3D Analyst
  • Geographic information system GIS software
  • GibbsCAM software
  • Golden Software Surfer
  • Google Docs
  • Image scanning software
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Sakai CLE
  • SPSS software
  • Web browser software

  • education training and library

    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000