Tenure-Track Faculty, Biological Anthropology

Tenure-Track Faculty, Biological Anthropology
Starting August 2015
Department of Anthropology
Humboldt State University

Job #7600

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Biological Anthropology.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:  www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/Salary-Schedule.xls.

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: www.calstate.edu/Benefits/Summaries/2007_Faculty-Unit%203.pdf.

Professional Qualifications: An earned PhD or related terminal degree in Anthropology or related field with an emphasis in Biological Anthropology or related emphasis from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

Expertise in several of the core areas of Biological Anthropology;
Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
Potential for teaching excellence that incorporates a variety of active learning methodologies;
Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences (including online graduate courses for the Applied Anthropology MA program);
Ability to begin offering a regular summer field school within two years of appointment;
Record of, or potential for, involving and/or supervising students in research and scholarly activity; and
Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, upper and lower-division, general education and graduate level).

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

Professional Duties: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence that includes effective and innovative pedagogical approaches and active learning. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach and supervise research across several major topics in Biological Anthropology and develop their own research program. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students and may include the following courses: an upper-division Human Biology and Evolution course (General Education); upper-division major courses such as Biological Anthropology Lab, Skeletal Biology and Forensics, Paleoanthropology, Primatology, Tropical Ecology and Conservation, and Topics in Evolutionary Medicine; and graduate level courses in the Applied Anthropology MA program.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching; research, creative activity and scholarship; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

General Information: Dedication to superior instruction of undergraduates is a long-standing tradition at Humboldt State University. The Department of Anthropology is known for providing students with well-rounded degrees and opportunities to undertake research in Archaeology, Cultural and Biological Anthropology. The department is growing with 160 majors and has a strong interest in fostering communication across the sub-disciplines in Anthropology. The department has an Archaeology Lab, a Biological Anthropology Lab, and an integrated Cultural Resources Facility (an active CRM operation). The department runs annual field schools in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology and has a newly instituted ‘limited residency’ M.A. in Applied Anthropology where students attend a Summer Institute and continue their degree online. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please visit: www.humboldt.edu/anthropology/.

Application: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:

Letter of application;
Curriculum vitae;
Application for Academic Employment: http://apptrkr.com/537965 Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
Names and contact information for three professional references.

Additional application materials such as three letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations (if available) will be requested after initial review.

Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to: anthrosearch@humboldt.edu

In letter of application, please refer to Job #7600.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to:

Dr. Mary Scoggin, Search Committee Chair
Department of Anthropology
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone: (707) 826-4124
Email: anthrosearch@humboldt.edu

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 12, 2015. Early response is encouraged.

Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Finalists for this position are required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department. Results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of fingerprinting is borne by the university. California State University is in the process of revising its system-wide policy on Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect. All CSU employees who are hired on or after the effective date of the revised policy will be required to sign and submit a form prior to commencing CSU employment to acknowledge their reporting obligations. Employees will also be expected to complete a web-based training. Human Resources will inform the successful candidate when the new policy is issued and of reporting obligations.

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.