Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Anthropology
Tenure-Track Position Opening

Recruitment Number: 2578

Position: Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology

Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Anthropology
• Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020
• Demonstrated potential for research productivity
• Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
• Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:
• Trained in Biological Anthropology
• Demonstrated experience working with living human populations
• Evidence of a solid foundation in evolutionary theory and the theories and methods of biological and biocultural anthropology
• Demonstrated ability to teach courses such as Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Research Methods in Biological Anthropology, Human Variation, Human Growth and Development, Osteology, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health, and Human Evolution in support of Anthropology and Human Development majors
• Ongoing or potential research projects that can foster student involvement and advance student career opportunities
• Demonstrated potential to contribute to the anthropology program and to form interdisciplinary partnerships

• Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses
• Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research projects
• Serve on thesis committees
• Develop and sustain research, scholarly and creative activities leading to publication and presentations
• Establish interdisciplinary research partnerships
• Participate in service to the department, college, and university
• Collaborate with faculty to further the goals of the anthropology department
• Participate in regional and national anthropology organizations

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, first generation college students, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The CSULB Department of Anthropology is dedicated to student learning and creating opportunities for hands-on, real life research experiences that advance career and graduate school opportunities. We seek to foster an environment within which faculty can conduct meaningful research, collaborate on shared goals and build partnerships across the university.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply – Required Documentation:
• An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
• Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
• CV (including current email address)
• Names and contact information for three references
• Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
• Two sample syllabi
• Copies of recent student evaluations from various course levels
• Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
1) A signed SC-1 form,
2) Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and
3) An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through:

Required documentation and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Karen Quintiliani, Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Anthropology
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1003


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin October 1, 2019
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.