Department of Anthropology
POSITION: TENURE-TRACK, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
STARTING DATE: September 1, 2014
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology from an accredited institution of higher education. Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physical anthropology. Candidates should provide record of /or potential for scholarly activity involving students, as well as the demonstrated potential for effective teaching. Candidates should also demonstrate an ability or interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus.
DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Topical research specialty in biomedical anthropology; human biology, growth and development; paleoanthropology; and/or bioarchaeology. We prefer applicants who can include undergraduate and graduate students in ongoing research and provide hands-on opportunities for students to gather, analyze, and present anthropological data.
DUTIES: We seek a colleague committed to serving one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and to sharing the responsibilities of undergraduate and graduate instruction, research and creative activities, and university service. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a research program and garner external funding; publish research articles in peer-reviewed journals; participate in student advisement and mentoring; engage in Department, College and University committee service.
SALARY RANGE: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields. The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.
The Department of Anthropology is part of the College of Natural and Social Sciences. The Department offers a B.A. and minor degrees in Anthropology and an M.A. degree in Anthropology with options in Sociocultural Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, and Archaeology. Faculty offices and laboratories reside King Hall and the Biological Sciences Building.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Candidates should submit a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a plan of proposed research activities (2-3 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), three letters of recommendation, and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Receipt of official transcripts of doctoral degree required for appointment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: We will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2013. Address application, required documentation and/or request for information to:
Faculty Position-Physical Anthropology
Attn: Jo Ann Arriola, Office Coordinator
Department of Anthropology
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8220
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 as a condition of employment.
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Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.
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