Tenure Track Instructional Faculty - Anthropology (Biological)

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Instructional Faculty - Anthropology (Biological)
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 15 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: socio-cultural, linguistic, archaeological, and biological anthropology. 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 the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeological Curation Facility that maintain 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 is seeking a biological anthropologist specializing in primate behavior and/or ecology and primate fieldwork with potential for excellence and a commitment and capacity to prepare students for a career in Anthropology through instruction and research, and contribute to the diversity of the institution. The candidate’s topical and research specialization is open, but the research program must be theoretically rigorous, empirical and scientific in orientation, show a strong grounding in evolutionary theory, and should complement and integrate effectively with existing faculty expertise and perspectives.

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

Classroom Teaching:
The successful candidate will contribute to the university mission to strengthen and support education in STEM disciplines as manifested through the following expectations:
- Teach lower division major/general education courses in Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory;
- Teach existing upper division major courses in Primate Behavior and Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology, and a Core Graduate Seminar in Biological Anthropology;
- Develop courses in their specialty in support of the major and the Archaeology and Biological Anthropology (ABA) Concentration.

Research and Scholarly Activity:
- Engage in original research and disseminate their research through conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and other means.

Student Advising and institutional and community service/contributions:
- Supervise graduate students and master’s level instructors of the Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory course;
- Perform department, college and university service, including student advising, in keeping with department guidelines.
- Work collaboratively with Biological Anthropology and Archaeology faculty to support and contribute to the department as part of the ABA concentration.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Anthropology. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2018.

Special Knowledge and Abilities:
- Demonstrated expertise in primate behavior and/or ecology;
- Demonstrated evidence of primate field work;
- A broad-based understanding of Biological Anthropology (e.g. ecology and evolution);
- A solid foundation in evolutionary theory in Biological Anthropology and scientific approaches to anthropology.

- Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate students;
- Demonstrated experience in conducting original research leading to conference presentation(s) and/or peer-reviewed publication(s).

Preferred Qualifications

Special Knowledge and Abilities:
- Experience and/or Interest in teaching introductory courses for major and/or general education (including large and online courses);
- Experience and/or Interest in teaching additional graduate seminars for biological anthropology and archaeology graduate students;
- Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population;
- Experience and/or interest in engaging undergraduate students in research.

- Self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills capable of working collaboratively with Biological Anthropology and Archaeology faculty as a part of the ABA concentration.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0038P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 01/08/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


Candidates must include the following with required application attachments:

1. Cover Letter detailing their research interests, scholarship, and teaching background
2. Current curriculum vita; include contact information (names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three recent professional references as part of the last page of CV.
3. Teaching Effectiveness: provide syllabi for two proposed courses as a single PDF.
4. Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required if invited for an interview)

Additionally, after initial review of applications, long-list candidates will be contacted and provided instructions for submission of confidential letters of recommendations.

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
Optional Documents