Assistant Professor of Anthropology
APPOINTMENT DATE: 09-01-2022
SALARY RANGE: High 50s
POSITION: Full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Anthropology in the School of Arts & Sciences, Sociology/Anthropology Department at the rank of assistant professor rank. Current need is to teach courses in North American Archaeology, Principles of Archaeology, and a survey of ancient cultures/world archaeology and develop a course on Native American peoples, cultures, and issues.
SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Sociology/Anthropology has a large and vibrant undergraduate program. When students explore sociology and anthropology at SUNY Cortland, they’ll immerse themselves in the study of the human condition. They’ll examine how societies and cultures are formed and how they shape and are shaped by human behavior. Students develop analytical, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills that are vital in any walk of life. Classes are small, led by faculty who are eager to help students succeed. Students have opportunities for independent research, internships, fieldwork, study abroad and service-learning will let them put classroom theory to the test in the real world. In a rapidly changing world, students will obtain a liberal arts education that fosters versatility in the world of work and good citizenship.
The list of career paths the department prepares students for is long and diverse. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers as educators, law enforcers, human service professionals, cultural resource managers, researchers, attorneys, human rights advocates, and more. The skills we impart are transferable across numerous fields.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Major responsibilities include: teaching, advisement, scholarship and service including working with students. Teaching load is three courses per semester and office hours as appropriate. The successful candidate will be expected to offer courses regularly in our growing undergraduate program in Anthropology. Ability to contribute to the college’s general education program and to SUNY Cortland’s commitment to Transformational Education. Advisement: Will advise 25-40 undergraduate majors in the Sociology/Anthropology department. Scholarship: Will be expected to maintain an active professional, research and publication agenda. Service: Will be expected to contribute to the department, school and college missions through active service on committees and/or collegiate participation in campus governance and community life. Work with Students: Will be expected to work with students in the Archaeology Lab and demonstrate a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and a desire to improve access to higher education for all student regardless of background.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology by start of appointment; evidence of the ability and/or potential to teach courses in North American Archaeology, Principles of Archaeology, and a survey of ancient cultures/world archaeology and develop a course on Native American peoples, cultures, and issues; and demonstrated ability and/or potential to work with students in an archaeology laboratory setting.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of preparation to teach: Human Evolution and Survival, a course on the archaeology of another world area and/or a field school; demonstrated commitment to researching and being actively engaged in issues of social justice, human rights, environment, and/or climate change, and their relevance for both past and contemporary peoples; and scholarship which emphasizes collaborative partnerships with descendant and/or indigenous communities.
THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland, a comprehensive college known for superb programs designed to support a commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice is one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. The State University of New York is a quality public university that combines world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, and a truly diverse body of talented students to pursue its mission in every corner of the state: “to learn, to search, to serve.”
The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For more information, application instructions and to apply online go to: https://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/5135. Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and continue on a rolling basis. Applications will be collected until the position is filled.
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University.