[URBANTH-L]Tenure Track Positions in Cultural Anth at CSU Fullerton

Erickson, Barbra beerickson at Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU
Wed Sep 26 20:42:24 EDT 2007

Department of anthropology



 Cultural/Social Anthropology

Two Tenure-Track Positions


The Department of Anthropology at California State University,
Fullerton, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor
of Anthropology (tenure track), with a specialty in Cultural/Social
Anthropology, beginning in Fall 2008.

The Department of Anthropology is committed to a "four-field" approach
to the integrated study of human beings as
biological-psychological-cultural-social wholes living in relationship
with their environment.  Its BA, Minor, and MA programs seek to prepare
students for advanced degrees in Anthropology as well as for positions
in the private and public sector.  Our graduates enter PhD programs at
top research universities and are employed in the United States and
abroad in social service occupations, museums, health professions,
natural resources management, business, teaching and research.  For an
understanding of the department's curriculum at the B.A. and M.A. level,
applicants are encouraged to view the department's web site at
http://anthro.fullerton.edu <http://anthro.fullerton.edu/> .  

The department enjoys rapidly growing enrollment and excellent
facilities.  It is undertaking an aggressive, multi-year faculty
recruitment effort with the goal of strengthening and broadening its
curriculum and research activities. 


The department is seeking to fill two tenure-track positions in
cultural/social anthropology with specialties that complement the
interests and strengths of current faculty members.  The Department
especially encourages applicants who bring ethnically diverse
perspectives to their understanding of the field. 


The successful candidates will 


*	Teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.
*	Carry out (and seek external grant funding for) an active
program of research leading to peer-reviewed publication.
*	Integrate research and teaching, and involve students in
*	Develop new courses for majors and non-majors, including
curriculum that explores the relations of anthropology to other fields
of inquiry and promotes interdisciplinary topics and programs.
*	Integrate technology into teaching and be receptive to teaching
online, on television, or off-site.
*	Advise students at the undergraduate and MA levels.
*	Engage in committee work and service in the department,
university, and community.
*	Participate in the professional disciplinary community. 


The university offers competitive intramural grants, and assigned time
may also be available for activities such as instructionally-related
research, course development, and major departmental responsibilities.
Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellence in teaching
and research, peer-reviewed publications, and service to the department
and University.



*         A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required.  ABDs may apply but must
show evidence that the degree will be completed by the time of

*         Evidence of excellence in scholarship and effective teaching
at the college level.

*         Commitment to the four-field approach to Anthropology.

*         An active research program in one or more of the following:
diaspora cultures, migration/transnational studies, language and
culture, sociolinguistics, race and ethnicity, notions of identity,
anthropology of the person, gender, pluralism/ complex societies, and
anthropology of religion.

*         Geographical area of focus including one or more of the
following:  Pacific Rim/Islands, Latin America, Caribbean, regions of
African and African-American diaspora, and North/Northeast Africa and
the Middle East. 

*         Candidates should be able to interact effectively with a wide
and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues.

*         Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated
experience of effective teaching in ways that encourage active learning
and student-faculty interaction.


Rank and Salary

The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track.
Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and
qualifications.  Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any
California State University System faculty contract increases.
Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available.  An
excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes
health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent
fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as affordable housing
program; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system,
along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed
description of benefits, go to


Job Control Number



Appointment Date

August 2008


Application Procedure

Please send your application, describing research and area interests
along with (1) evidence of research in cultural/social anthropology, (2)
evidence of specialization in the above topical and geographical areas
of interest (3) a copy of the most recent curriculum vitae, (4) copies
of official graduate transcripts, (5) evidence of excellence in teaching
(such as sample syllabi and teaching evaluations), (6) copies of
publications (such as articles, reports, and reviews), and (7) a list of
three references with contact information to


Dr. John W. Bedell, Chair 

Search Committee for Cultural/Social Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

California State University Fullerton

Fullerton, CA 92834-6848


Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2007, and will continue
until December 17, 2007.  Positions open until filled.  


Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/

Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer


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