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Assistant Professor, Anthropology

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Carson, California
Closing date
Dec 29, 2021

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Position Type
Linguistic Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Area Studies, North American Studies
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Position Description

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2022.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

Department of Anthropology

The CSUDH Department of Anthropology offers a major and a minor in the discipline with course work in the four anthropological subdisciplines. In addition, courses focus on contemporary disciplinary

research, area studies and societal applications of anthropological knowledge. Majors may choose between the Applied Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and General Anthropology concentrations.

Mission: The Department of Anthropology is a community of scholars dedicated to teaching and learning excellence in our field and for our students. Our curriculum emphasizes skill development and diverse undergraduate field experiences. Through scholarly work and direct participation in research programs both locally and outside the United States, students gain direct understanding of the varied nature of human experience in cultures of the world.

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The Position

The faculty of the Department of Anthropology at California State University Dominguez Hills invite applications from individuals for a Tenure Track position in Linguistic or cultural anthropology specializing in Native North America, at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2022.


Teach general undergraduate courses in linguistic anthropology and at least one of the major subfields (archaeology, cultural, and biological), including our North American Indians course. Assist in organizing the annual CSUDH Pow-Wow. Assist with advising majors and minors, particularly in the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas minor, assist in maintenance of the General Concentration in the curriculum, and serve on appropriate departmental, college and university committees.


Required Qualifications

  • Completed PhD by start of appointment.
  • Area of expertise may include any dimension of linguistic and cultural anthropology with a focus on Native North America that complements existing departmental strengths in sociocultural and applied anthropology.
  • Demonstrated commitments to teaching a diverse undergraduate community and engaged advising.
  • Scholarly research excellence as evidenced by publication record and plans for future research.
  • Applicants must have experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with living Indigenous communities in North America.
  • Conduct research that complements our program’s emphasis in the interaction between humans and their environments.
  • Ongoing or strong evidence for potential projects that can foster undergraduate involvement and career opportunities.
  • Experience with NAGPRA issues.

Employment Requirement – Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in December 2021. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than December 1, 2021.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • List of 3 references with contact information*
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • A Statement on Research
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)

*This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

**For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Sarah Lacy, Ph.D.

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (SBS G326)

Carson, CA  90747


Closing Statement

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free


CSU Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive public university located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. With approximately 300 full-time faculty, the University serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students in an urban setting.

The following information is provided by the employer in accordance with AAA policy. AAA is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of these statements. They are not part of the actual position description submitted for publication by the employer.

  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
  • This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
  • This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.
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