Tenure Track Instructional Faculty - (Medical Anthropology)

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Instructional Faculty - (Medical Anthropology)
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Anthropology
Hiring Department Summary

The Department of Anthropology maintains a four-field anthropology curriculum with nearly 200 majors, supported by 14 full-time faculty, various adjunct and part-time instructors, and five full time staff. It offers both minor and major baccalaureate degrees and a Master of Arts graduate degree program in anthropology with specialization in one of the four sub-fields. The undergraduate curriculum allows students to choose one of three concentrations: Culture, Language and Society (CLS); Archaeology and Biological Anthropology (ABA); or General Anthropology (GA). The Department also houses both the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeological Curation Facility and maintains extensive ethnographic and archaeological collections. The Archaeological Research Center affiliated with the department provides opportunities for student training and student/faculty research in archaeology supported by external grants and contracts administered from the Center’s on-campus laboratory and other facilities.

Essential Duties

The Department of Anthropology seeks a full-time tenure track anthropologist with a specialization in medical anthropology. The successful candidate will have an active teaching and research agenda that contributes to our department’s concentration in Culture, Language, and Society. While thematic and regional specializations are open, we will give preference to candidates whose research and teaching interests are situated in or translatable to the United States and engage issues and questions around healthcare disparities, critiques of biomedicine, cultural constructions of illness and healing, and healthcare policy and practice. Candidates with experience collaborating with public health or medical professionals are encouraged to apply.

The position consists of classroom teaching, research and scholarly activity, student advising and institutional and community service/contributions.

- Teach a lower division major/general education course in cultural anthropology;
- Teach existing upper division major courses in theoretical perspectives, analytic methods and those satisfying breadth requirements;
- Develop courses in their specialty in support of the major and the Culture, Language, and Society (CLS) Concentration.

Research and scholarly activity:
- Engage in original research and disseminate their research through conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and other means;
- Make efforts to translate their research foci and skill sets into contexts of public funding and student learning/career development in local and regional venues.

Student advising and institutional and community service/contributions:
- Mentor graduate students through the Master’s program;
- Perform department, college and university service, including student advising, in keeping with department guidelines.

Required Qualifications

1. Ph.D. in Anthropology (with specialization in Medical anthropology). ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctorate by August 2018;
2. Demonstrated evidence of specialization in the field of medical anthropology;
3. Demonstrated evidence, ability and interest to teach Cultural Anthropology lower-level GE and upper division major undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, with emphasis on one or more of the following: healthcare disparities, critiques of biomedicine, cultural constructions of illness and healing, and healthcare policy and practice.
4. Demonstrated track-record experience conducting fieldwork and original research in Medical Anthropology leading to conference presentation(s) and/or peer-reviewed publication(s).
5. Demonstrated evidence of ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population as reflected by the applicant’s Cover Letter, CV, scholarly research, syllabi, specialized training (for instance, teaching workshops), and prior teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Evidence of experience as a teaching assistant or college or university lecturer or professor.
2. Evidence of experience or ability to teach Medical Anthropology courses, as demonstrated by applicant’s Cover Letter, CV, writing sample, and sample syllabi.
3. Evidence of potential scholarship, as demonstrated in publications, scholarly presentations, grants, fellowships, and post-doctoral appointments.
4. Experience of research work either in the US or translatable to the U.S context.
5. Demonstrated evidence of quality and strong written communication skills.
6. Evidence of experience teaching one or more courses that are comparable to one or more of our department’s lower-level General Education courses, upper division major courses or MA Seminar in Cultural Anthropology
7. Experience, ability and or interest to teach large and evening courses.
8. Experience, ability and/or interest to develop and teach online/hybrid distance learning courses for major and general education.
9. Self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills capable of working collaboratively with faculty to support the Culture, Language and Society and General Anthropology concentrations as demonstrated by applicant’s Cover Letter and/or CV.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0045P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 12/12/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


Candidates must include the following:

1. Current curriculum vitae, include contact information (including names, telephone numbers and email addresses) for three recent professional references on last page.
2. Cover letter detailing research interests, scholarship, and teaching background.
3. Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required if invited for an interview).
4. Teaching Effectiveness: include sample syllabi for two proposed courses as a single PDF.
5. Writing Sample

Additionally, short-listed candidates will be contacted via e-mail and provided instructions for submission of confidential letters of recommendations and teaching evaluations.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html.

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html.

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Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Teaching Effectiveness
  5. Writing Sample
Optional Documents