Assistant Professor of Physical Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Long Beach invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Physical Anthropology beginning August 2015. We seek applicants with a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship with evidence of, or clear potential for, effective teaching at the lower division through graduate levels and demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly and creative activities. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2015.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
• Trained in physical anthropology with a specialization in biocultural or medical anthropology. Areas of concentration may include human genetics, human variation, human growth and development or human evolution.
• A research interest in living human populations and an established research program.
• Ongoing or potential research projects that can foster student involvement and advance their career opportunities.
• Demonstrated potential for successful research, program development and grant writing.
• Demonstrated ability to develop the anthropology program and to form cross-disciplinary and community partnerships.

Job duties:
• Teach undergraduate courses such as: Introduction to Physical Anthropology; Human Genetics; Human Variation; Human Growth and Development; Anthropological Methods; and other anthropology courses in a specialty area.
• Teach graduate courses as needed.
• Direct student research and serve on graduate student committees as needed.
• Maintain a research agenda leading to publication and grant writing to support the curriculum and own research agenda.
• Collaborate with department faculty to further develop the physical anthropology curriculum.
• Establish interdisciplinary community partnerships.
• Participate in regional and national anthropology organizations.
• Perform department, college, university, and community service.

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, students who are first generation to college, 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.

• A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page)
• Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
• CV (including current email address)
• Three to five current letters of recommendation
• Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
• Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three to five current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript.
• In addition, finalists will be required to submit a writing sample and a teaching portfolio that includes 1) a description of teaching philosophy and methodologies; 2) sample syllabi; and 3) recent student evaluations.

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Marcus Young Owl, Co-Chair of Search Committee
Dr. Karen Quintiliani, Co-Chair of Search Committee
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Anthropology
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1003 or

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin on January 5, 2015
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

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 identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.