Hayward, Alameda County
Aug 27, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Anthropology, Geography & Environmental Studies (AGES) offers both B.A. and M.A. programs in Anthropology with at least 70 majors enrolled combined. There are seven full-time regular faculty within the department. The department also houses the C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology. Along with disciplinary coursework in its various degree programs, the department also offers coursework in both the lower-division and upper-division science and social science areas of general education. Student/faculty involvement in archaeology projects brings “meaningful engagement” with communities in our service region and around the Bay Area, such as with the historical restoration archaeology of the 1840s Alviso Adobe site, now a community park in Pleasanton, as well as the interpretation of the 1870s Yema-po Chinese Labor Camp in San Leandro. Cultural Resource Management (CRM) also brings extensive interaction with government agencies that have jurisdiction over archaeology sites with students learning the exacting skill of writing scientific reports for government agencies. This training and exposure allows high-performing students to gain employment in museums, CRM and environmental consulting firms, and government agencies such as the East Bay Regional Park District. These activities can also incorporate local native representatives as consultants. For more information about the department visit: DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teaching responsibilities will include the core lower-division courses in anthropology with additional coursework as assigned. Candidates are to address the 2015 New Cohort theme of Teaching Sustainability in Diversity and must have an interest in interdisciplinary collaborations directed toward educational models that promote student learning in an integrative approach to social justice and sustainability. The successful candidate will also assume significant responsibility and a leadership role in the C. E. Smith Museum of Anthropology. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization. DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Quarter, 2015 QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates are required to have an earned doctorate at time of the effective date of the appointment. Demonstrated record of research and scholarly activity in archaeology of the Americas and archaeological field methods with additional areas of prehistoric ecological resource management/food production required. Experience in the use of information technology and innovative media in public dissemination is required. Training in research methods and experience teaching archaeology field and lab-based courses, including direct teaching of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is preferred. Connections in cultural resource management in applied archaeology, and digital collections management, including knowledge of spatial data (DGPS and total station) acquisition and management, and data architecture/management is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2014 Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita at