Assistant Professor

Minimum Qualifications:
The Department of Anthropology is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to start August
2017. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who excel in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Position is contingent on funding.The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. (by time of appointment) in Anthropology with specialization in biological/physical anthropology. Research grounded in forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology. College teaching experience, strong record of professional and scholarly activities, capability to teach introductory statistics for Anthropology Majors, and expertise complementing those of current faculty. Ability to co-direct the Certificate in Forensic Identification.

Preferred Qualifications:
Complement academic background of current faculty. Background in teaching and
research related to forensic anthropology, forensic science, bioarchaeology, human genetics, and human variation highly desirable. Involvement in forensic anthropology case work and progress toward board certification. Experience teaching a breadth of undergraduate and graduate level courses in physical anthropology. Willingness to work with MA-level graduate students and Forensic Certificate interns.

This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and
service. The successful candidate is expected to teach general education courses and majors courses in Anthropology at the undergraduate level as well as teach graduate level seminars and serve on MA thesis committees. Teaching assignments are based on qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department. The successful candidate should also demonstrate commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The Department:
The Department of Anthropology enrolls approximately 180 majors, undergraduate and
graduate. It is committed to the four-field approach and offers certificate programs in Museum Studies, Applied Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Resources Management, and Forensic Anthropology. The department also supports a respected MA program producing graduates that have gone on to distinguished doctoral programs or who have obtained relevant employment. The Department is noted for excellence in teaching and for its student-centered learning environment.

For additional information, as well as this position announcement in its entirety, go to
the department website:

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on October 24th and will continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: All applicants must apply online at:
Complete online applications will include: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, unofficial transcripts (highest degree), list
of three professional references.

Job-related questions should be directed to:
Eric Bartelink, Anthropology Committee Chair