Submitted: 22 November 2021
Department: Anthropology
Institution: San Diego State University
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 7 February 2022
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The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of assistant professor to begin Fall 2022. We are seeking candidates who can complement and augment the department’s biological anthropology strengths in human and nonhuman primate biology and behavior, human-environment interactions, and biocultural approaches to nutrition, health, and disease. We are particularly interested in applicants 1) with a research specialization in primate/hominin paleoecology and evolution or the functional and comparative morphology of humans and other primates; 2) who conduct field-based, interdisciplinary research integrating biological data within an ecological and social context; and, 3) who demonstrate experience in and/or commitment to conducting engaged public anthropology (e.g., helping maintain public scientific literacy regarding human evolution). Geographic area is open. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology completed by the effective starting date of employment (August 18, 2022). Candidates should have teaching experience and an active research program. The successful applicant will show a strong record of research and publication and the potential to obtain external funding. The successful candidate will teach low-to-mid-level subfield-specific courses for the curriculum, undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s research specialties, and advise undergraduate and master’s level students. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio: Review of applications will begin on February 7, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include 1) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Erin Riley, the chair of the search committee, 2) a full curriculum vitae, 3) the names and contact information of three references, and 4) a separate diversity statement.

The diversity statement should clearly indicate how candidates satisfy at least two of the following 2 of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline; (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline; (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students; (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research; (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group; (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities; (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration; and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

For questions, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Erin Riley at [email protected].

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer.

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