The Anthropology program at California State University Channel Islands invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology, to begin August 2020. Screening of applications will begin December 6, 2019. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Preference for an expert in biological anthropology with a demonstrated ability to teach osteology, bioarchaeology, and/or forensic anthropology. The specific research focus is open (example subfields: Paleoanthropology, Primatology, Forensic Anthropology), but should include field and/or lab-based research. The program welcomes candidates whose research has an applied focus and who has an established track record of working with undergraduate students. The successful candidate will teach courses ranging from introductory to specialty, with the expectation that lab components will be incorporated at all levels. The program is particularly interested in individuals who can address biocultural issues broadly to work with Anthropology students and colleagues from other subfields, and with those from other disciplines.
About the Program The CI Anthropology program is 7 years old with 75 undergraduate majors and has a dedicated bioanthropology lab with teaching collections. The Bioanthropology hire will be the first in the subfield, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow the discipline at CI. All members of the faculty are expected to assume an active collegial role in the planning and governance of the institution through service on campus-wide, divisional, and Academic Senate committees. Campus faculty are expected to contribute to the CI Mission by facilitating learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizing experiential and service learning, and provide students with multicultural and international experiences.
Required Qualifications: Minimal Qualifications – Applicants must have PhD degree in Biological Anthropology or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the Ph.D. degree by August 20, 2020.
Ph.D. in anthropology or closely related field from an accredited university; Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment Evidence of excellence in university teaching Evidence of scholarly accomplishments or potential Evidence of ability to work with and mentor a diverse student population Ability to teach courses in biological anthropology and areas of specialization Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students.
Preferred/Desired Qualifications • Specialization in bioanthropology, ability to teach a variety of biological anthropology courses, including introductory, Human Evolution and Diversity, Forensic Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, and Osteology • Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level • Evidence of or potential for including students in research projects • Demonstrated applied focus in research and teaching • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with academic partners within and outside of Anthropology • Strong grounding in quantitative methods.
Responsibilities: • Teach Bioanthropology courses at all levels • Maintain an active research agenda with publications • Actively mentor Anthropology students • Assume an active collegial role in the planning and governance of the institution through service on program, campus-wide, divisional, and Academic Senate committees. • Contribute to the CI Mission by facilitating learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizing experiential and service learning, and provide students with multicultural and international experiences.
To apply: Applicants must submit the following materials: 1. a letter of application, 2. curriculum vitae, 3. names and contact information for three references, 4. a statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students, and 5. a teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.
Submit all required materials to the PeopleAdmin application web address below: https://www.csucifacultyjobs.com
Inquiries can be sent to Professor Colleen Delaney: [email protected]
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