The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Latin American prehistory to begin Fall 2020.
Education: PhD in Anthropology. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 2020.
We seek an anthropologist with training and ongoing research in Latin American prehistory. Geographic focus within Latin America, as well as topical specialization and research expertise are open to encourage a diverse applicant pool, but acceptable candidates must demonstrate qualifications to teach an upper division, general education course on the Archaeology of Mexico. An ongoing research program in Latin America is required, with the expectation that the successful candidate will facilitate research opportunities for students. Experience or skills that advance the program focus on the prehistory or ecology of hunter-gatherer or pre-state agricultural societies is preferred. Examples of desired methodological specialization that would complement and integrate effectively with existing faculty’s expertise and perspectives include, but are not limited to, ethnoarchaeology, bioarchaeology, paleoethnobotany, or geoarchaeology. This position will support undergraduate degree concentrations in Archaeological and Biological Anthropology and in General Anthropology, and work with graduate students in our MA level program in Anthropology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach large sections of the Archaeology of Mexico course, and to develop upper division major’s courses on regional prehistory and anthropological theory (for example, the development of complex societies). Development of a laboratory methods class in the candidate’s area of analytical expertise and graduate seminars in archaeology are desirable.
The successful candidate will have an active research agenda showing evidence of conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications and potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, student advising, service to the institution and broader community, and demonstrate a capacity to prepare students for a career in Anthropology. This hire is expected to enhance the Department’s curricular and scholarly offerings to broaden the perspective and articulate with our diverse student body.
Sacramento State has a strong commitment to social and workplace diversity, and we welcome applications from underrepresented groups. Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their research interests, scholarship, and teaching background; a curriculum vita, including contact information for three referees; a statement of the candidate’s professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that advance campus equity, diversity, and inclusion goals; and unofficial transcripts.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. Materials received by this date will be given full consideration.
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California State University, Sacramento invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. With a current student population of approximately 30,000, Sacramento State, the capital University and 4th most diverse University in The United States, is one of the larger campuses in the 23-campus California State University system, the largest system of higher education in the nation. The University is organized around eight colleges. There are approximately 1600 faculty who provide programs of instruction leading towards bachelor’s degrees in 60 disciplines and master’s degrees in 40 disciplines and two joint doctoral programs.Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a population of approximately 1.6 million. Sacramento, a city and county with a very diverse population, was identified by Time Magazine in 2002 as “America’s most integrated city”. As California’s capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, Sacramento State is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching our liberal arts tradition. The proximity of S...acramento State to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research, internships, and employment.