The Department of Anthropology at San Jose State University seeks an applied/cultural anthropologist able to use anthropology to address "real-world" problems in and between organizations, communities, and networks, and to actively participate in interdisciplinary collaborations.
Responsibilities include teaching and developing appropriate undergraduate and graduate courses, including general education courses; developing local field projects that complement pedagogy and that involve undergraduate and graduate students; advising undergraduate students in anthropology, behavioral science, and organizational studies; supervising graduate students; maintaining an active research program that contributes to the generation of knowledge, as manifested in scholarly publications; and participating in departmental, college, and university committees.
Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity--in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation--through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Applicants must have completed a PhD in anthropology or a closely related field before the position begins. Applicants should have the ability to develop practice-oriented projects at local and global levels of organizations that involve students. Teaching excellence and demonstrated scholarship potential is essential and applicants should be able to teach and coordinate general education courses, upper-division anthropology courses, and graduate courses. Applicants should also be able to contribute to an applied anthropology MA program. Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by October 15, 2018 through Interfolio.
For questions, please contact: Jan English-Lueck, Acting Chair, Department of Anthropology, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0113.
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San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The University is a national leader in graduating under-represented minority students. SJSU has achieved both HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution); 40% of our student population are first-generation college students and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, we rank #4 nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently nearby. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so that its departments, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.