[URBANTH-L]JOB: California Institute of Integral Studies, Anthro

Benito Vergara vergara.benito at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 10:20:37 EST 2008

California Institute of Integral Studies is an accredited institution
of higher learning located in San Francisco, California. The Institute
organizes education to cultivate spiritual, intellectual, affective,
and ethical capacity enabling service to individuals, communities, and
the diverse people's and ecologies of the Earth. The Institute
supports scholarship, teaching, and research that is
multi-disciplinary, socially relevant, and facilitative of imaginative
and creative thought and action.

The Anthropology Department offers a critical, advocacy approach to
education. Master's and Doctoral students are prepared to contribute
to struggles for social justice, ecological sustainability and
cultural diversity through scholarship and citizenship. Capacities are
cultivated to enable effective, ethical action in the context of a
complex, multicultural, postcolonial world. The department utilizes
multi-disciplinary frameworks that interrogate the intersections of
culture, history, and power that order present realities. Learning is
empowered through dialogue and engagement, a rigorous and relevant
curriculum, community building and extra-curricular activities, and
residency through alliance in social and political worlds. Scholarship
that takes an advocacy position develops through sustained engagement
with the historical present, ongoing self-reflection, immersion in
critical scholarship, a deconstructive relation to intimate legacies,
and proximity to relevant communities of practice.

· Full-time position in Graduate Anthropology Department (MA and Ph.D.)
· 18 units of teaching per year - 9 units per semester (release time possible)
· Serving on Faculty Committees
· Serving on and Chairing Doctoral Dissertation Committees
· Student advising and mentoring
· Research and scholarly development
· Participation in extra-curricular culture of the department

· Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field, e.g. Cultural Studies,
History, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Area Studies
· Academic interest relevant to postcolonial anthropology for social
and environmental justice, e.g. social movements, nationalism,
cultural survival
· Capacity in critical social thought, including the following
frameworks: postcolonial, poststructural, feminist, and indigenous
· Commitment to scholarship linked to social justice, ecological
sustainability and cultural diversity
· Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and students
· Interest in participating in a dynamic community of scholar/activists
· Experience in diverse cultural worlds
· Attentive to differences linked to race, class, age, gender,
sexuality, nation, ability, and faith traditions, in scholarship,
teaching, and collegial relations
· Experience in building alliances across differences
· Commitment to participatory and advocacy research

Priority given to applicants with expertise in some of the following
areas: intersections of culture, politics and religion, indigenous
cultural survival, self-determination movements, environmental racism,
Middle-East/Latin-South American/East Asian history, culture, and
politics, Islam(s) and modernity, nationalism and religion, identity
politics, colonization, globalization, dynamics of accommodation and
resistance, gender and sexuality in transnational contexts.

Salary: To be negotiated, commensurate with experience

Position to be filled no later than May 1, 2009 for appointment
beginning July 1, 2009.

Applications due by January 15, 2009.

To apply: Candidates should copy and paste their letter of application
and CV online.

You may forward separately to jobs at ciis.edu three letters of
recommendation from people who have recent experience with you (within
two years). Please be sure to indicate which faculty position you have
applied to.

Semifinalists to be determined by February 15.: Finalists to be
determined by March 15.

CIIS is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive,
non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences
of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or
medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation
and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color,
international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff;
and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain
individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer,
questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI).

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