Biophysical Anthropology Assistant Professor

Sep 15, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
California State University, Fresno
College of Social Sciences
Vacancy # 13316

Biophysical Anthropology
Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:
  • Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Fresno, seeks to hire a biophysical anthropologist with research interests in bioarchaeology, human osteology, and forensics. The successful candidate will develop and offer BA-level courses in biophysical anthropology, including courses in the candidate's teaching and research expertise. Other responsibilities will include advising and mentoring students, research, publication, and other scholarly activities, as well as and engaging in university and community service. The successful candidate will work at revitalizing physical anthropology at Fresno State through teaching, student mentoring, research, and grant writing.

The Department of Anthropology emphasizes a four field, applied approach to undergraduate education with a strong tradition of mentoring students and involving them in faculty research.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Anthropology or closely related field by the time of appointment (August 17, 2018) is required.

Required Experience:
1. Demonstrated expertise in bioarchaeology, human osteology, and forensics
2. Applied/practicing orientation
3. Ability to teach broadly within physical anthropology, including courses on human evolution, osteology, forensics, and primatology
4. Commitment to interdisciplinary work and a willingness to build connections with other disciplines on campus, such as criminology and chemistry
5. Commitment to public and applied scholarship and community engagement
6. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Teaching experience at the university level and a record of teaching excellence
2. Record of, or potential for, developing grant proposals and attracting external funding
3. Experience in human rights and social justice work
4. Experience with Native American communities and repatriation issues.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all materials by November 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, complete an online application at and attach 1) a cover letter addressing specifically qualifications and experience, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts to the search committee. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Henry D. Delcore, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Fresno, 5245 N. Backer Ave. M/S PB20, Fresno, CA 93740, 559-278-2784,

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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.