The California State University Northridge tenure track position

The California State University, Northridge Department of Anthropology seeks to hire a 3-field-trained (archaeology, biological, socio-cultural) anthropologist who studies the interface of culture and human biology in either modern or archaeological human populations. Specific areas of interest can include: some aspect of human biocultural evolution; biocultural adaptation to environmental or culture change; the causes and consequences of disease or physical violence in ancient or modern populations; past or contemporary patterns of health, nutrition, diet, and/or reproduction. Geographic area of research is open, but preference will be given to candidates who work in the Americas. The successful candidate will complement or enhance the existing strengths of the program, support the three-field emphases of our B.A. and M.A. programs, and be able to teach some or all of the following: Introduction to Archaeology and/or Physical Anthropology; Human Variation; Medical Anthropology; Applied Anthropology; Quantitative Methods; Archaeological and/or Biological Theory; Anthropological Methods; undergraduate and graduate seminars in Archaeology or Biological Anthropology; as well as develop new courses in their specific area of specialization. Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of funding whose research can involve undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching a diverse student population.

Faculty are expected to regularly teach introductory, general education, theory, and/or methods classes in Anthropology in addition to more specialized courses in their area of expertise, as well as supervise student research. The standard teaching load at CSUN is three courses per semester the first year of appointment, and four courses per semester thereafter. Faculty are also expected to maintain an active research or consulting programme, including pursuing external funding and publishing in appropriate scholarly or professional venues. Candidates will be expected to affiliate their research with the Anthropological Research Institute associated with the Department of Anthropology. Service to the department, college, and university is also a key job responsibility. For more information about the department and University, visit our website at

Screening of applications will begin 15 October, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees to the address below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide letters of recommendation; sample syllabi; copies of publications; and/or verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Search & Screen Committee

Department of Anthropology

California State University, Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8244