Assistant Professor

The faculty member will teach undergraduate classes in biological anthropology, primatology, health systems, human evolution and diversity, and/or forensic anthropology. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in involving undergraduates in research and/or field activity, an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and enthusiasm for a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach to education, and a commitment to service. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are
particularly encouraged to apply.

Ph.D. in anthropology with a focus on biological anthropology or closely related field from an accredited university by September 1, 2016
Evidence of university teaching experience (please send teaching evaluations if available)
Evidence of ability to work with and mentor a diverse student population (e.g., advising, student club involvement, independent study supervision)
Evidence of scholarly potential (e.g., publications, conference presentations, grant development)
Ability to teach courses in biological anthropology and area of specialization

Preferred/Desired Qualifications
Regional area of focus in Latin America or Asia
Specialization in bioarchaeology
An applied focus in research and/or teaching
Willingness to conduct fieldwork or applied community projects with students

Application Procedure
A completed application will consist of (prepare all files in pdf format):
– a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; this must include a statement of teaching philosophy within a multicultural environment, with examples of past experiences;
– a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form;
– the names, titles, addresses, email and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
– three recent (dated within the past two years), signed letters of reference;
– teaching evaluations (if available);
– a completed application for academic employment form; and,
– a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists).

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 1, 2015. Early response is encouraged. An online application process will be used. To access the application and information about the position please visit:

Please address all inquiries to:

Anthropology Faculty Search Committee
Department of Geography and Anthropology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.869.3569
Fax: 909.869.3586

Inquiries regarding the position should be addressed to:

Dr. Mark Allen, Anthropology Faculty Search Chair
Department of Geography and Anthropology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768