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Assistant Professor (Biological Anthropology)

Employer
California State University at Dominguez Hills
Location
Dominguez Hills

Job no: 540323
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Assistant Professor (Biological Anthropology)

Department of Anthropology

College of Natural & Behavioral Sciences

Position Description

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2025.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

The Position

The new hire will have expertise in any dimension of biological anthropology that complements existing departmental strengths in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Preference will be given to candidates qualified to teach courses in human osteology, forensic anthropology, human variation, and whose research expertise complements our program’s emphasis in the interaction between humans and their environments.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching general undergraduate courses in more than one of the major subfields (archaeology, cultural, biological, and linguistic), assisting with advising majors, assisting in the maintenance of the Biological Anthropology Concentration in the curriculum, and serving on appropriate departmental, college and university committees

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues and students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Evidence of research in or intersecting with biological anthropology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and scholarly excellence (as evidenced by publication record).
    • Applicants must have PhD in Anthropology completed by the start of the appointment.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Can speak to experiences promoting equity, diversity, and representation in their application materials.
    • Have ongoing or strong evidence for potential projects that can foster undergraduate involvement and career opportunities.
    • Qualified to teach courses in human osteology, forensic anthropology, and human variation.
    • Can speak to how research expertise complements our program’s emphasis in the interaction between humans and their environments in their application materials.

    How to Apply

    A completed on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit CSUDH career-opportunities.

    Application Deadline Date:

    The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in November 2024. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than November 1, 2024:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)***
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)
  • *Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

    **This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

    ***For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

    A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to facultyaffairs@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

    If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

    Dr. Ken Seligson

    Search Committee Chair

    kseligson@csudh.edu

    Department of Anthropology

    The CSUDH Department of Anthropology offers a major and a minor with coursework in the four anthropological sub-disciplines: ethnography, archaeology, biological anthropology and linguistic anthropology. Courses focus on contemporary disciplinary research, area studies, and application of anthropological knowledge. In addition to a common core of courses, majors may choose concentrations in General Anthropology, Archaeology, Applied Anthropology or Biological Anthropology.

    For more information: Department of Anthropology

    Additional Information

    The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,925 to $12,594 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year); The anticipated hiring salary is $6,500 to $6,735 per month. This position will be commensurate with experience and current CSUDH faculty salaries in the academic department/discipline. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

    An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit: https://www.csudh.edu/hr/benefits/.

    Background Check

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

    The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to hrm@csudh.edu.

    Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

    Closing Statement

    CSUDH 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.

    For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

    Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

    Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

    The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

    For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

    Advertised: 05 Jun 2024 Pacific Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

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